A new Anzac for the arts

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Annie Ackerman and George Dunford

As Anzac Day approaches, New Zealand’s Big Idea CEO Annie Ackerman and Australia’s ArtsHub Content Director George Dunford consider the case for a new kind of trans-Tasman alliance.

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About the author

Annie Ackerman has been leading New Zealand's The Big Idea since July 2016, and as Chief Eexecutive has helped grow its relevance and reach. Annie has a reputation for creativity, driving change and the not-for-profit sector. During her three years as the inaugural CEO of the Spark Foundation she launched the foundation and worked to establish the award-winning crowdfunding generosity platform, Givealittle as a household name.  

George Dunford is Content Director at ArtsHub and screenhub. He has written for Meanjin, The Big Issue, Lonely Planet, The Good Food Guide and others. He has worked in digital leadership roles in the cultural sector for more than 10 years including at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Wheeler Centre. He is on Twitter as @Hack_packer.