The next five years for a significant private foundation

The new Executive Director of the Betty Amsden Foundation, Penny Miles, speaks on the impact of private funding and its future.
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It has been announced that Penny Miles will join the Betty Amsden Foundation as its new Executive Officer. Miles brings with her more than two decades of experience across the arts industry and government portfolios.

The Betty Amsden Foundation was established in 2014 with the goal of furthering Amsden’s support across the arts, youth and community sectors. It does this by providing awards and scholarships to ‘support the personal and professional development of future leaders in the Australian community, specifically in the not-for-profit sector’, according to the organisation’s website.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_