Creative Partnerships Australia has announced the recipients of its 2020 Creative Partnerships Awards, with Adelaide Festival Co-Artistic Directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield receiving the Arts Leadership Award.

Neil Armfield Rachel Healy Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy are the winners of the Arts Leadership Award. Photo © Shane Reid

“This year’s winners are all committed to being more than financial contributors,” Creative Partnerships Australia CEO Fiona Menzies says. “Each expresses a process of really getting to know the organisations they support, in order to fully understand what they need.  They provide valued advice, as well as advocating for them and championing them.”

The Emerging Philanthropist Award goes to Alexandra Burt, who is West Australian Ballet’s Patron of Giving, as well as contributing to the West Australian Opera, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Venice Biennale, amongst other organisations.

CEO and Managing Director of Telstra Andy Penn receives the Business Leadership Award.

Maureen Wheeler and Tony Wheeler – who were instrumental in supporting Opera Australia bring The RingCycle to Melbourne, as well as supporting Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival, Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne...