Revitalising our city through arts and culture

Revitalising our city through arts and culture

SA
Jul 26
CEDA welcomes Adelaide Festival Centre Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier AM, as he outlines the responsibilities and opportunities for arts and cultural institutions in a multicultural, creative city.

Speakers

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

Event overview

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

Douglas commenced at the Adelaide Festival Centre in 2006, since then he has revitalised the Festival Centre with a ‘program-led’ approach to increase audiences. This has included two new events – The Adelaide International Guitar Festival and OzAsia Festival – a showcasing of cultural links between Australia and the Asian region.

Douglas Gautier came to the Festival Centre after leading one of the world’s great Arts festivals in Hong Kong and with international experience in media, tourism and the arts. A resident of Asia for twenty five years, he has remained closely connected and active in fostering Asian/Australian cultural engagement.

Douglas has served on a number of arts, media and tourism boards in Hong Kong, Asia and Australia. He has held the posts of Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing, for STAR TV the Asia
wide satellite television network of Newscorp.  He was founding Vice-Chairman of the Asian Arts Festival Association and was a
board member of the Asian Cultural Council (Rockefeller Foundation).

He currently is the Chair of Asialink’s Performing Arts Advisory Committee and serves on the board of the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres, and is an Executive Committee member of Live Performance Australia and continues to be an Advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Douglas is the Chair of Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC). He is also the Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership, a member of the Australia-Singapore Arts Group, an Executive Councillor of Live Performance Australia, a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network advisory board, and a Flinders University Councillor.
 

 

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