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by Tony Roma
posted 19/07/2021

Considering the Arts … Jennifer Bott

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Jennifer Bott AO joined Maisy Stapleton on Arts Thursday July 8 for a thoughtful discussion on the value of the arts. It was also a nopportunity to to explore Jenny’s stellar career in the arts and in cultural leadership roles.

Jenny’s distinguished career has embraced almost every form of the arts from community practice, to music, performing arts and the visual arts. She has run some of the nation’s major arts and cultural organisations including the Australia Council, NIDA, the National Portrait Gallery, Regional Arts Australia and Musica Viva as well as working at Opera Australia and heading the development office at the University of NSW. Jenny has chaired or been a director of many arts boards, including Bundanon and the Australian Museum.

Jenny is now looking at a role in local government, standing for the Wingecarribee Shire council in the Southern Highlands. We talked about her life in the cultural world, the changing nature of the arts ‘industry’ and how a cultural and leadership background can work for the wider community.

Jennifer Bott AO

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE PROGRAM by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 07 July 2021.

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