Sylvia Spaseski

Sylvia Spaseski is the Director of Artefact Advisory, working primarily in the arts and creative industries and with community not-for-profit organisations. Sylvia provides guidance to boards and executive leaders on governance, business development and regulatory compliance.

Formally the head of Arts Development and Investment, in the Australian Government’s Office for the Arts, Sylvia led strategies for sustainability and diversity in the sector and recognition of the economic value of the arts to GDP. In this role, she also concluded agreement between the Australian Government and all states and territories on the first fully national partnership agreement for funding of the nation’s major performing arts organisations. As the Government’s shareholder representative in Creative Partnerships Australia, Sylvia championed private sector investment and policy reform.

Prior to her retirement from public office, Sylvia managed Australia’s international cultural agreements including with China and secured a range of COVID-19 support and recovery programs for the arts sector.

For over 30 years, Sylvia has held senior executive and board roles in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors in the fields of arts, multicultural and immigration services, telecommunications, agriculture, consumer protection and social services. She is a life-long advocate for greater cultural and linguistic diversity in public policy making to ensure it reflects Australia’s rich multicultural society.

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