Australia–Singapore Arts Group members announced
Australia and Singapore will strengthen
cultural cooperation with the support of a new Australia–Singapore Arts Group.
Australia–Singapore Arts Group was established in May 2016 to build on the
commitment both countries made following the signing of the Memorandum of
Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Arts and Culture in
group includes representatives from Australia and Singapore with strong arts
sector experience, government and business skills and is jointly chaired by Mr
Mat Trinca, Director, National Museum of Australia and Mrs Rosa Daniel, Deputy
Secretary (Culture) at the Singapore Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth.
The Australian and Singaporean High Commissioners will participate as ex
Australian members announced today are Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive
Officer and Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival Centre and Chair of the
Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres; Professor Susan Street AO,
Executive Director of the Queensland University of Technology Precincts; and Ms
Claire Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Singaporean members are Ms Angelita Teo, Director of the National Museum of
Singapore; Ms Kathy Lai, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore National Arts
Council; and Ms Chong Siak Ching, Chief Executive Officer of the National
Gallery of Singapore.
group will meet regularly to provide advice and recommendations which will
drive an ongoing program of cultural activities in both countries to enhance
our cultural relations, develop professional skills and cultivate audiences.