17/10/2016

Eliza Roberts (Australia) appointed inaugural Executive Director of Res Artis

Eliza’s role will be focused on fundraising, public profile and strategy for the organisation. Eliza served on the Res Artis Board of Directors from 2012 – 2016, including a 2 year term as Vice-President from 2014.

President of Res Artis, Leena Vuotovesi (Finland) says “Res Artis is proud to announce Eliza’s appointment to this brand new role. The field of artist residencies has rapidly expanded in recent years, and this announcement marks a significant milestone in our 23 year history to take Res Artis to the next level, and elevate our unique world-wide approach.”

For the past 6 years Eliza worked as Arts Residencies Manager at Asialink, Australia’s largest and most long-standing artist residency program in the region. Eliza has diverse experience in the arts industry, having worked at a range of local and international institutions and organisations including Christie’s auction house in London, The Ian Potter Museum of Art and Artbank. Eliza speaks intermediate level Indonesian and holds a MA Art Curatorship and BA Creative Arts, both from the University of Melbourne.

Eliza says of the role “I feel honoured to become the inaugural Executive Director of Res Artis and proud to represent Australia in this capacity – It is testament to the unique global positioning of the organisation. I look forward to expanding my skills and knowledge of the field within a broader International context. I have a big vision for the organisation that will harness our regional strategy, and I look forward to actively engaging with Res Artis members, like-minded organisations and stakeholders to hear your ideas and strengthen the field together.”

Eliza commences the role from 1 November and will be in attendance at the next Res Artis Meeting in Tehran. She encourages all Res Artis members to attend our first ever meeting in the Middle East and use the opportunity to engage with her in-person.

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