Beyond Success: can a gallery keep growing?

Nick Mitzevich has quadrupled philanthropy and increased attendances by 30% at the Art Gallery of South Australia so what's left for the encore?
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Mitzevich was appointed Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) in 2000 and in June, his five-year contract comes up for renewal.

Under his directorship attendance has risen 30% (last year recorded at just under 700,000), the gallery’s benefaction has gone up 400%, philanthropy alone increasing 100%, kids and family programming is a new stream of giving and is funded 100% by individuals, and volunteers have shot up to 285, a staggering number for a museum of this size.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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