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Creative Economy Taskforce established

The Federal Government has established a new taskforce who will provide advice and direction to the Government’s plans to rebuild the arts sector post-COVID-19 in partnership with government and the Australia Council. The Taskforce will be chaired by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (NSW). Other members include:

  • John Barrington AM, former Chair of the Perth Festival

  • Ms Greta Bradman, operatic and concert artist, ABC Classic presenter

  • Mr Adrian Collette AM, CEO of the Australia Council

  • Mr Li Cunxin AO, Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director

  • Ms Rachel Healy, Joint Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival

  • Mr Ian Kew, Chair of the Darwin Festival and the Darwin Major Business Group

  • Ms Fiona Menzies, CEO, Creative Partnerships Australia

  • Ms Alison Page, entrepreneur, artist, and film and television producer

  • Mr Paul Piticco, Co-CEO, Secret Sounds Group

  • Mr Dan Rosen, CEO of the Australian Recording Industry Association

  • Mr Chris Saines CNZM, Director of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art

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