28 May 2013

Daniel Ballantyne takes CEO job at Belconnen Arts Centre

| Barcham
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Ex-Newcastle resident Daniel Ballantyne has recently been given the top job at BCA, coming into the job with 20 years of experience.

Belconnen Arts Centre strives to fuel a love of and engagement with the arts in Belconnen and the broader Canberra region. Daniel will lead Belconnen Arts Centre through to its next stages of development as a key arts facility in Canberra, a place that welcomes all members of the community to engage in its rich and diverse creative program.

“It is an extraordinary privilege to be appointed CEO Belconnen Arts Centre (BAC), and to be welcomed so warmly by the Centre’s board, staff and the many I have already met from Canberra’s community. I find myself in a unique leadership position in one of the finest facilities of its kind dramatically positioned on the picturesque shore of Lake Ginninderra, yet right in the heart of a rapidly growing Belconnen city centre and amongst a dedicated team who have built a great programme of quality arts activities and authentic community engagement.

Along with artsACT, the BAC Board and the Centre’s team I am very excited by the progress toward developing Stage 2, a prospective doubling in size of the Arts Centre. I am looking forward to contributing my experience in shaping, building, launching and sustaining live performance venues that both foster community engagement and provide a further unique presentation option for Canberra.”

Daniel most recently was responsible for City of Newcastle’s premier civic and cultural precinct facilities the Civic Theatre, City Hall and Playhouse making a significant contribution to the revitalisation of Newcastle’s city centre through new cultural programmes and building works.

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