Mark Rubbo awarded Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award

The Creative Partnerships Awards honours leaders from philanthropy, business and the arts for their contribution to Australia’s cultural life. We were thrilled to see Readings' Managing Director Mark Rubbo named among this year’s winners.

Rubbo was jointly awarded the 2018 Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award. He shared the award with philanthropist, volunteer and advocate Beau Neilson.

Rubbo was recognised for his contribution to the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships. Supported by the Readings Foundation, these fellowships include a small stipend, a workspace in the Wheeler Centre over a 10-week period, and, in Rubbo’s words, ‘recognition and endorsement’ of the writer’s work.

You can hear Rubbo talk a little bit about these fellowships here.

The 2018 awards recognised six leaders across four categories. Fiona Menzies, CEO of Creative Partnerships Australia, praised the winners, saying: ‘Australia’s arts landscape is truly one of the best in the world. Each of this year’s winners have been selected not only for their contribution to arts partnerships, but also because of their passion for the arts and their desire to encourage others to share in that passion.’

You can find the full list of winners across all categories here.

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