On the Move: Latest sector appointments

Regional Arts Victoria announces new CEO; new faces at ACCA, AGSA, CineFestOz and more.

Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) has announced the appointment of Jo Porter to the position of Chief Executive Officer, taking the reins from Joe Toohey, who has led the peak body for regional Victorian artists and arts organisations since 2017.

Porter comes to Regional Arts Victoria from the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre where she has held the role of CEO since early 2019. Porter has held a number of leadership roles in the arts in Australia, UK and USA, including as the Executive Producer of Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, General Manager of a range of commercial theatre productions and head of creative development at Richard Frankel Productions in New York and Head of Business Development at Really Useful Group in London.

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Acting Performing Arts Editor Jason Blake is a career arts writer, critic and editor. He studied theatre directing at the VCA and NIDA, served as arts editor for the Sydney City Hub, edited subscription TV guides and reviewed theatre for the Sydney Morning Herald from 2009-2017. He was co-founder of audreyjoural.com.au and recently publications manager for the Sydney Film Festival. He shares his home office with a possum.