Michael Dagostino Director, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Michael Dagostino has 20 years' experience in the contemporary arts sector commencing his career as with fellow artist Michael Lindeman in Michael and Michael Visual Art Project Management, then Exhibitions Manager at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre followed by acting Curator at Artbank. Within the last 10 years he was the inaugural Director of the Parramatta Artists Studios whereby he developed an innovative hub for emerging artists to extend their professional practices both locally and internationally. In 2011 Michael became the Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre, a flagship cultural venue for contemporary art. Under his directorship, Michael has continued to pioneer a multidisciplinary arts program that engages artists to develop new forms of practice that engage with communities. Curatorial projects that cross the boundaries of contemporary art and community engagement include Transmission (2012), Towards the Morning Sun (2013), Temporary Democracies (2013), TV Moore's Rum Jungle (2014) and a major international partnership program Helsinki Dance Exchange (2014). Michael has sat on a number of arts boards, most recently as the Chair of the board at Artspace and is a current board member of FBi Radio.