Stephen Cassidy

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Cultural researcher, writer and commentator
Location Canberra, ACT, Australia
Introduction Stephen Cassidy has worked across the Australian cultural sector for 40 years, spanning policy, programs and research in government, museums, publishing, community arts and radio, in four states and territories at national, state and local level. It encompassed creative industries – including music and literature – intangible cultural heritage and Indigenous culture and languages. He was Director of the National Cultural Policy Task Force, wrote the proposal that initiated the Digital Content Industry Action Agenda, drafted the Indigenous Contemporary Music Action Plan and played an instrumental role in the adoption of Australia’s first National Indigenous Languages Policy. He has been a Community Arts Officer in local government, ACTU Arts Officer, Development Manager at community radio 2SER-FM and Membership Manager for the Powerhouse Museum. His writing has appeared in a range of publications and been recognised in various literary awards and competitions and included in several exhibitions. He is an Adjunct with University of Canberra and has been on the Board of Craft ACT, where he helped establish DESIGN Canberra, and a member of ACT arts forum, the Childers Group.
Interests Australian arts and culture, creative industries.