Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis

Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis

Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis

Chair of M16 Artspace

Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis served as a senior executive in the State and Commonwealth public sectors, later heading her own boutique consultancy specialising in cultural inclusivity, culture and the arts, values and ethics. She brings to M16 Artspace a breadth of expertise across interdisciplinary art forms; strategic planning; government liaison and small business.

Her career highlights include establishing Sydney University's Multicultural Education Centre; being awarded a fellowship to the East West Centre, University of Hawaii; becoming a ministerial adviser in her field and culminating in heading Community Relations and Access and Equity in Prime Minister and Cabinet, in which capacity she delivered Australia's keynote address on our multicultural identity at the European Council.

Arts appointments at national and state levels have included the National Heritage Collections Council, the Interim Directorate responsible for building and establishing Canberra's Museum and Gallery(CMAG), the foundation Board of the Cultural Facilities Corporation (CFC) and Deputy Chair of the Cultural Council.  She was long term chair of Canberra Arts Marketing and Jigsaw Theatre Company, loves to draw, and is a published author of short stories.

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