James has over 27 years experience in the arts industry and local government sector from Senior Arts & Culture Management positions and the development of award winning arts and cultural facilities to the presentation of exciting and engaging arts programming. In addition, James has established an excellent network within the arts and associated services in Australia and has been an office bearer in peak industry bodies.
James is able to bring a practical and realistic approach to the development of cultural facilities, programming and business planning for arts organisations. As a creative and strategic thinker, James provides expert advice based on current best practice for arts organisations.
This is balanced with ensuring that the core activity of promoting and supporting arts and cultural activity remains the primary goal.
Areas of Expertise:
Cultural Facilities Development: Functional and operational planning, research, consultation processes
Management Planning: Staffing structures, position descriptions, recruitment and customer service training, reviews, policies and procedures
Business Planning: Business plan development, financial planning and budget analysis, reports, business cases, service planning, workshop facilitation
Programming: Theatre season and arts events, funding proposals, program and audience development, mentoring, program reviews, Industry networks
Policy and Strategy: Arts and Culture planning and strategy development