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Why funding arts is smart philanthropy

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David Pledger

It's hard to argue with clean water but the best philanthropy deals with issues before they become problems with debate, new ideas, imagination, and surprise. The arts provide that.

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About the author

David Pledger is a contemporary artist working within and between the performing, visual and media arts in Australia, Asia and Europe.

He is a member of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at Melbourne University and currently undertaking doctoral studies in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne.