Elizabeth W. Scott, a global arts and culture policy specialist with over 25 years’ experience advising cultural organisations across the USA, UK and Australia, has been appointed as Executive Director, Create Investment and Engagement, replacing Michael Brealey who resigned in March.
Scott currently serves as Board Treasurer of the U.S. artists’ peak body Fractured Atlas, and as an International Councillor for the UK peak body Creative Industries Federation.
Scott joins Create NSW from New York City, where she served as Chief Media & Digital Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, counselled leading arts and cultural organisations and digital start-ups as an industry advisor, and managed Major League Baseball’s film and television production and licensing businesses. An international thought leader on contemporary issues facing the cultural sector, she has been a featured speaker at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, MIT, the University of Chicago, each of the peak body conferences of the U.S. theatre, orchestra and dance industries, and the IMZ International Music + Media Conference in Berlin. She is also an accomplished performing artist who freelances as a conductor with opera companies, choruses and festivals.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said, “I am thrilled that Ms Scott, an international arts and entertainment leader with considerable expertise across arts, screen and culture, will be joining Create Investment and Engagement as Executive Director.”
“Ms Scott brings a breadth of experience across the non-profit and commercial arts and entertainment industries, which I know will enable her to make a significant contribution to growing and promoting a thriving, diverse, accessible, and inclusive arts and cultural environment across the State,” said Minister Harwin.
Elizabeth Scott said, “New South Wales has one of the most diverse arts and cultural sectors in the world and I am honoured to join Create Investment and Engagement to foster the sector’s vibrancy and resilience in communities across the State.”
Elizabeth Scott will commence as Executive Director, Create Investment and Engagement, on Wednesday 1 August 2018.