Announcing: Amrit

Next Wave is delighted to announce the appointment of Amrit Gill, as Chair of the Board.

Amrit Gill is Artistic Director/CEO of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney’s Haymarket, joining the organisation in early 2021 after 7.5 years at the Australia Council for the Arts. She is an arts and cultural worker with 15 years’ experience in the industry across producing, programming, strategy, international relations, community development and social enterprise.

From 2017-2020 Amrit served as Director International Development at the Australia Council, leading on international strategic investment and project delivery across visual arts, experimental arts, literature, music, theatre and dance. At the Australia Council she managed the review of international residency programs, served as project director for Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale in 2019 and 2022, and led the implementation of the agency’s first international arts strategy expanding engagement and investment in Asia and global First Nations exchange. Prior to joining the Australia Council, Amrit worked at Milk Crate Theatre, the British Council Australia, and Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE). She holds a Bachelor of Art Theory and a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of New South Wales.

“It’s been a privilege to be on a journey of change with this organisation, and with Jamie, as we re-envision what a model for supporting artists and artmaking can be. It feels bold and more relevant than ever to stretch the possibilities of our arts ecology. As Chairperson, I’m thrilled to be able to support the Next Wave team and community as they realise a world shaped by artists.”

Next Wave would also like to acknowledge Veronica Pardo for her stewardship and leadership of the Board, and wish her well on her future endeavours 🧡

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