South Australia’s leading intercultural contemporary arts organisation, Nexus Arts, has announced their new leadership team, following the resignation of dedicated previous Chair, Adrian Vicary, after many years of valued service to the organisation.
Highly experienced Arts Administrator and producer Terri Dichiera has been appointed Chair, with Deputy Chair being filled by academic Dr Boram Lee. Current Artistic Director of Nexus, Emily Tulloch has been appointed CEO and Artistic Director.
Terri Dichiera brings over 15 years of Arts experience to the role with past positions at WOMADelaide, the Commonwealth Games Performing Arts Program in Melbourne 2006, Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Windmill Theatre, AAPPAC (Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres), Country Arts SA, and the Adelaide Festival Centre across various programming/producing roles.
Terri has been a long-standing supporter of Nexus Arts, and acknowledges and values its vital role as a leader in intercultural artistic practice. She equally shares Nexus Arts’ passion and advocacy for expanding the opportunities and platforms for culturally and linguistically diverse and First Nations artists.
“It’s such a privilege to be the new Chair of such an esteemed arts organisation. I have always admired the work Nexus does in promoting artists from the diverse cultural background and I am honoured to take on this position to oversee this continued, dedicated work,” said Dichiera.
Dicheria’s Deputy chair, Dr. Boram Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management at the University of South Australia. She is specialised in the field of accounting and finance with an emphasis on behavioural studies based on psychological approaches and she will bring invaluable insights to the Nexus board.
Prior to her academic life, Boram managed international tours of highly respected theatre companies, worked as a producer at arts festivals, and participated in many visual arts projects. Her professional involvement and life-long interest in theatre and the visual arts sectors led her to her current active research interests.
These appointments come after Yusuf Ali Hayat was appointed General Manager of Nexus Arts in February.
In another appointment Nexus’ Artistic Director Emily Tulloch has been appointed CEO and Artistic Director of Nexus Arts. As Artistic Director of Nexus for 3 years, Tulloch has overseen continued strategic development and impressive trajectory of the organisation, and the new role as CEO and Artistic Director will allow her to continue this critical work.
“I am deeply honoured to be leading such a vital, artist and community-focused organisation. I look forward to continuing to work towards promoting our vision of an intercultural understanding of Australian contemporary arts,” said Tulloch.
“The Chair and Deputy Chair are such vital positions in overseeing the continued work of Nexus Arts, and with Terri and Boram’s appointments we are extremely excited to continue our support of First Nations and culturally diverse artists in South Australia and beyond,” Tulloch added.
For more information about Nexus Arts, visit: www.nexusarts.org.au for details.
Image: (left to right) Yusuf Ali Hayat, Dr Boram Lee, Terri Dichiera and Emily Tulloch – courtesy of Nexus Arts