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jeremy smith

jeremy smith

In April 2020, Jeremy returned to Boorloo/Perth after four years at the Australia Council for the Arts in Sydney as Director – Community, Emerging and Experimental Arts. He is currently the General Manager of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), and a board member of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.

He has previously held a range of senior positions in the corporate, not for profit and government sectors in Western Australia, including as Manager – Community Investment with Rio Tinto Iron Ore; Manager – Regional Arts and Strategic Development with DADAA; and several roles within ArtsWA / Department of Culture and the Arts. Jeremy holds a wealth of leadership experience as well as strong local, national and international networks amongst artists, arts organisations and arts supporters.

As a disabled man, Jeremy is a fierce advocate of celebrating difference and transforming attitudes which ‘other’ people in our community. He also promotes actions to ensure these values are central to our arts, cultural and creative industries.

Loves his anti-bio which can be read here.

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