SPEAKER: Belinda Cotton

Belinda Cotton

With over 30 years industry experience in the Australian museum and gallery sector, Belinda Cotton has launched herself as a freelance consultant who is committed to working with artists, creative and cultural practitioners, not-for-profit organisations, museum and art galleries – private and public. She underpins her work with the belief that creativity and cultural practice can be powerful agents of change.

Since moving to Tasmania to join her family, Belinda has held positions at the City of Launceston. AS Executive Officer Arts & Culture, in its Creative Arts & Cultural Services Directorate, she was responsible for its diverse range of functions amongst which included establishment of the Arts and Culture Unit; delivering the foundation work for the City’s Cultural Strategy and developing key arts and culture relationships such as Mona Foma, Junction Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Theatre North, The Princess Theatre & Earl Arts Centre and the University of Tasmania; as well as to build opportunity from cultural assets and the arts to realise current untapped potential for the municipality and the region.

She is currently the Chair of Contemporary Art Tasmania.