Arts Consultant Liesbeth Goedhart is a senior professional in the area of development and community engagement and a broker of cross-sector partnerships, she has been involved for over fifteen years in the arts and culture sector. Most recently she acted as the arts consultant (alongside a health consultant) in a major project: Examining the Use of the Arts to Improve Health and Healing in West Australian Hospitals for the West Australian Arts and Health Consortium.
Liesbeth has held various management positions in the arts in Australia, including five years (2000-2005) as Director Marketing and Development with the Perth International Arts Festival and as Artsupport (now Creative Partnerships Australia) Manager Western Australia, a role which she pioneered for the Australia Council for the Arts and during which she worked with most of Western Australia’s arts organisations, leading to an extensive network in the sector.
Since 2010, through her consultancy Goedhart Consulting, Liesbeth has been providing advice and mentorship to not for profit organisations in the arts, health and community sectors. This has included the preparation of scoping studies, feasibility studies, strategic plans, community engagement projects, the building of arts-business and arts-health partnerships, donor programs and developing fundraising campaigns from multi-million dollar capital campaigns to small and effective crowd funding projects. Goedhart Consulting facilitates the establishment of philanthropic relationships and provides a brokering service to philanthropists and foundations in sourcing high calibre projects for social investment. Other services include: stakeholder consultation, mapping and measuring, quantitative and qualitative research, conducting focus groups, researching best practice models, synthesising data into succinct sets of strategic recommendations and advice in the development of pilot programs.
Clients include: the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Opera, West Australian Music Industry Association, Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia Extension, Tura New Music, Country Arts Western Australia, the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub Western Australia (AACHWA), the West Australian Museum, DrawnTogether Australia/UNAIDS Bangladesh, Progressing Priority Projects, Marrugeku Dance Theatre, Kids are Kids, Chamber of Arts and Culture WA (for the West Australian Arts and Health Consortium).
Liesbeth has facilitated philanthropic visits and tours in the remote communities of the Kimberley and Pilbara, brokering relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous parties.
As a creator of change towards a better planet, Liesbeth works pro bono with Impact100 Fremantle, a community giving group and a select number of non-Indigenous and Indigenous arts, cultural and community organisations.
Her non-executive directorships include: STRUT Dance, the national centre for choreography and contemporary dance based in Perth, and Tura New Music, producer, presenter, advocate and resource centre for new music and sonic arts in Australia.