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What the arts industry can learn from Lego

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Fiona Maxwell

In times of challenge, organisations in different sectors can teach the arts valuable lessons about streamlining and sticking with what we're good at.

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About the author

Fiona Maxwell is the CEO of Brisbane Powerhouse. Her career has spanned the non-profit, government and university sectors in Australia and the USA. Prior to Brisbane Powerhouse, Fiona was Queensland Manager for Philanthropy Australia, establishing the Brisbane office and supporting philanthropists and non-profits alike to grow the sector.Fiona’s role as Queensland Manager, Artsupport Australia encompassed growing cultural philanthropy as well as supporting the non-profit sector to build stronger and more sustainable relationships with its supporters.

Prior to this role, Fiona was Executive Director of the Next Wave Festival. She has been Chair and board member of organisations including industry service and peak bodies, an internet start-up and philanthropic grant-making committees.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts from QUT, and a Masters from the University of New South Wales.