The way forward for the Arts in Adelaide

The way forward for the Arts in Adelaide

Feb 15
Join Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier, to discuss how the arts sector in SA will bounce back from 2020.


Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre

Event overview

Douglas will review 2020 and discuss strategies for reviving the sector, exploring:

  • How did the Adelaide Festival Centre and the South Australian arts industry rise to the challenges of COVID-19?
  • What does the medium and long-term future look like now?
  • Are we ready to do it all again? and
  • What can the arts do for the community and business?

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Douglas Gautier AM
Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre

Since joining Adelaide Festival Centre in 2006, Douglas has delivered a program-led strategy to grow audiences and position Adelaide Festival Centre as a hub for Asian-Australian cultural engagement. The Festival Centre is South Australia’s principal arts venue hosting more than one million people each year. Douglas came to Adelaide Festival Centre after leading one of the world’s great arts festivals as Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. A resident of Asia for 25 years and with international experience in media, tourism, and the arts, he remains closely connected and active in fostering Asian-Australian cultural engagement.
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