Introducing new Music Tasmania CEO Keith Deverell

Taking on the challenges of helming an arts organisation in the wake of the pandemic was a chance for Keith Deverell to re-imagine Music Tasmania with a renewed website, podcasts and a fresh approach.

In the few months since Keith Deverell was named CEO of Music Tasmania, he has spent his time plotting how to turn the organisation upside down.

‘There’s something entrenched in the Tasmanian psyche around being “from here”, and being a bit DIY,’ Deverell told ArtsHub. ‘And in that is a lot of freedom as well.’

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Stephanie Eslake
About the Author
Stephanie Eslake is a Hobart journalist who writes arts criticism for national publications, one of which is Limelight Magazine. In 2017, she was named Hobart’s Young Citizen of the Year, and won the inaugural Kill Your Darlings New Critic Award. In 2018, she won the Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Award (Arts). The former Mercury staff writer now works in higher education as a tutor and course content creator. She also volunteers her time to run Australia’s classical music publication CutCommon as its founding editor.  CutCommon was named one of the top 10 classical music projects in the world when it was shortlisted for the Classical:NEXT 2017 Innovation Award.