On building cathedrals: reflecting on my time as Australia Council CEO Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Roadmap leads museums and galleries away from colonialism The Australian Museums and Galleries Association’s new First Peoples roadmap provides clear direction on improving Indigenous engagement and employment. What #AusVotes2019 offers the arts On the eve of the election, here’s how the major parties are fighting for the arts vote. Election not taking culture seriously (locked) The funding of arts and culture in this country reflects a political climate that does not take culture, or arts practice, seriously. Labor arts policy welcomed by sector (locked) A national Indigenous theatre company, restored funding for the Australia Council, and a focus on the centrality of the artist are among the key platforms of Labor’s Renewing Creative Australia. (Premium content) Premium content Tony Grybowski Friday 19 October, 2018 Outgoing CEO Tony Grybowski reflects on the importance of a future-focused, long term vision for the arts. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Image supplied. Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Tony Grybowski is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Council for the Arts. Since taking on the role in 2013, Tony has led the Council through its most significant period of reform, resulting in a new arts funding model and approach to strategic arts development. Tony’s long career in the arts has included leadership roles with a broad range of arts organisations, as well as arts policy work in state and federal government bodies. In the arts sector Tony has held management roles with the Victorian Arts Centre, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva Australia and the Australian Youth Orchestra. With over a decade working in government bodies His experience includes arts policy development and program delivery in the Victorian Government and five years as Executive Director Arts Organisations with the Australia Council, before taking on the role of Chief Executive. Tony’s undergraduate studies were in music and education at the University of Melbourne, followed by a Masters of Arts Administration from the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to working in Government, Tony served on a range of arts Boards and Committees, including the contemporary music ensemble Elision, Youth Music Australia, Arts NSW Music Committee and the advisory Board for the Australian National University Institute for the Arts.