When the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission register an organisation, its charity ‘subtypes’ are also publicly registered.
These reflect the category of that organisation’s charitable purpose, which is what its activities will work towards achieving.
Each subtype has a specific meaning under the law.
The subtype for discussion today is Advancing Culture.
Advancing culture includes the purposes of promoting or fostering culture, and caring for, preserving and protecting Australian heritage (but is not limited to this).
Some examples of charities advancing culture:
• Organisations that promote Australian Indigenous culture and customs
• Fine arts societies, musical societies
• Foundations for theatre, ballet, and the opera
• Museums and libraries
• Foundations and trusts supporting these activities
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