Metro Arts welcomes new Head of Fundraising and Philanthropy

Metro Arts is delighted to announce the commencement of Linden Tierney as its new Head of Fundraising and Philanthropy.

Linden brings a wealth of partnership experience to the role which has been supported through funding secured from Perpetual’s IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program.

Metro Arts Board and its Giving Committee have embarked on a philanthropic journey to secure the ongoing viability of the organisation developing the future of Australian contemporary arts practice, now.

The move to custom built premises in West Village in 2020 allowed Metro Arts to secure a bold initiative, the Metro Arts Future Fund (MAFF), also proudly supported by the Queensland Community Foundation through their General Grant Program.

MAFF enables Metro Arts to give more financial support to more artists to invigorate Queensland’s cultural scene. The fund seeks ongoing donations for investments which in turn provides hundreds of artists a year with the capacity to develop new work now, and into the future.

“We welcome Linden Tierney’s expertise in building long-term connections between donors and the arts, and look forward to her contribution to the 42 years Metro Arts has been helping artists to create, experiment and present their work, and providing audiences with creative experiences that challenge and transform,” says Metro Arts Chair, Dr Fiona Hawthorne.

Linden returns to Brisbane after development and programming roles held at Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events and more recently Glasshouse Port Macquarie.

“Linden is tasked to work closely with Metro Arts’ Board and staff to bring the 2022-23 fundraising campaign to fruition and we look forward to her reconnecting with the Brisbane performing arts scene after a 20 year absence.” said Jo Thomas, Artistic Director and CEO. 


If you are interested in learning more about the Metro Arts Future Fund or Metro Arts program please contact info@metroarts.com.au