Insights from Melbourne Arts Precinct – the largest cultural infrastructure project in Australia’s history

Summit: syd23

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Katrina Sedgwick OAM - CEO & Director, Melbourne Arts Precinct, new $1.7 billion cultural project

Katrina Sedgwick OAM is the inaugural Director and CEO of Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation (MAP Co), commencing the role in early April this year. She will spearhead the $1.7 billion transformation of the Melbourne Arts precinct which will include the construction of the new NGV Contemporary gallery and have responsibility for both Federation Square and a new 18,000 sq metre elevated public park that connects the Arts Centre Melbourne with the new gallery.

In taking on the MAP Co role, Katrina has stepped down as the Director & CEO of ACMI, a role she held from 2015 to April 2022. Over seven years, she led ACMI through a period of expansion and transformation, culminating in a $40m capital project that funded an architectural, technological and programmatic renewal, delivering a multiplatform museum.

Prior to ACMI, Katrina was the Head of Arts for ABC TV from 2012 – 14 where she established the ABC Arts brand.

From 2002 to 2011, Katrina was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival and directing the AFF Investment Fund – which supported 47 Australian productions – many of which were multi-award winning.

Katrina was a producer for the Adelaide Festival of Arts (1996, 1998 and 2000) and the artistic director of Come Out ‘99 and Adelaide Fringe 2002. She has held many committee and board roles with a wide range of creative industry and arts organisations.

In 2020, Katrina was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to performing arts, screen industries and visual arts administration.