On the move: latest sector appointments

Brisbane Writers Festival announces new AD, new Director joins MoAD, and more.
sector appointments

Among this week’s arts industry appointments is a changing of the guard at Brisbane Writers Festival. Chief Executive Sarah Runcie has moved on after almost three successful years at the helm of the Festival, including its 60th anniversary last year.

Simultaneously, the Festival announced the appointment of award-winning author and accomplished arts administrator Jackie Ryan as its new Artistic Director.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts