- Dr Travis Holland appointed as a Director to the Board of Regional Arts NSW
- Regional Arts NSW is an important organisation for advocacy, resourcing and support of the arts across the state
- Charles Sturt continues to invest in high quality courses in creative arts.
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) academic Dr Travis Holland has been appointed to the Board of Regional Arts NSW.
Dr Holland is course director for Communication and Creative Industriesin the Charles Sturt Faculty of Arts and Educationand said he was honoured to take on the role following his appointment in April.
“Regional Arts NSW is an important organisation for advocacy, resourcing and support for arts organisations across the state.
“I am pleased to put my experience in media policy and production, politics, and education to work for the members of Regional Arts NSW by joining the board.
“The 2018 ArtState conference held in Bathurst was supported by Charles Sturt University and the University’s support of me taking up this role is a continuation of that relationship,” Dr Holland said.
Dr Holland was nominated for a position on the board by Arts OutWest, and said regional towns are bursting with creative talent, including students and practitioners.
“The regional arts community supports us and so this is one way that we can continue to support the important work they do for our communities,” Dr Holland said.
Dr Holland said Charles Sturt produced many standout graduates who have gone on to work in high profile arts industry roles.
The appointment of Dr Holland highlights Charles Sturt’s connections to the creative and arts community in regional NSW and its role in educating the next generation of creatives.
“An analysis by the Department of Communications and the Arts shows the cultural and creative industries contribute $112 billion to the Australian economy each year,” Dr Holland added.