I am the Executive Director of Arts Funding at the Australia Council for the Arts. I have worked in community and cultural development for over 20 years and held a range of senior positions in the government, community and general arts sector.Â
I was involved in establishing and running Sydneyâ€™s first Italo-Australian community cultural development performance company, been a principal policy officer at the then NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission, a researcher for trade unions, General Manager of Carnivale (a cultural diversity arts festival) as well as managing the Race Discrimination Unit at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission. I have also been an independent consultant on community and cultural issues.
Little Lunch Online (LLOL) is a daily online meet up and creative exchange to support the Australian arts sector during the Corona Virus pandemic.