State Managers: Northern Territory
With a shared interest and passion for increasing partnerships and private giving in the Northern Territory, our State Managers Paul Gurney and Megan Coupland provide artists and organisations with expert advice on philanthropy, business partnerships and developing donor relationships.
The Northern Territory is serviced by Paul Gurney, assisting clients in and around Darwin, Katherine and the northern part of the Territory, and Megan Coupland supporting clients based in and around Alice Springs, the Central Desert and the southern region of the Territory.
Get to know Paul
Since joining Creative Partnerships Australia in 2018 as the State Manager for Queensland, Paul has provided coaching and advice on organisational needs, goals development and strategies to attract support through partnerships, philanthropy and donors to many Queensland artists and organisations, including Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Northsite and JUTE (Cairns), Blakdance and Digi Youth Arts (Brisbane), and Dancenorth (Townsville).
Prior to this role, Paul’s experience focused on small-to-medium and independent art sectors, successfully attracting substantial financial and in-kind support through strategies across philanthropic relationships and business partnerships.
Paul acknowledges the strong connection between the Queensland and Northern Territory arts sectors, specifically with indigenous-led organisations and looks forward to supporting the Territory’s rich traditional and contemporary arts and assisting in developing their fundraising strategies.
Get to know Megan
Megan joined Creative Partnerships Australia as the State Manager for South Australia in March 2020. She has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, fundraising, and arts sector development, and has a particular interest in increasing philanthropic and corporate support to rural, regional and remote communities.
In her prior role at The Wyatt Trust, Megan was a member of the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group, and was involved in the development of grants programs in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, programs relating to the social determinants of health in Aboriginal communities throughout South Australia, and a community-led justice reinvestment program.
Acknowledging the centrality of Indigenous Art Centres to the social and economic wellbeing of regional and remote communities, a particular focus of Megan’s role is to work with art centres in both South Australia and the Northern Territory to deepen relationships with business partners, individual donors and the philanthropic sector.
To book an appointment with our Northern Territory State Managers please submit an enquiry form.