IFACCA [www.ifacca.org], the global network of national arts funding bodies with members in 80 countries, recently marked its 10th anniversary at the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture [www.artsummit.org], an event IFACCA organizes every two to three years. The WorldCP initiative [www.worldcp.org], a partnership with the Council of Europe and the ERICarts Institute, to create an international compendium of cultural policies, was launched at the Summit in October 2011.
From 1990 to 2001 Sarah held several senior positions at the Australia Council for the Arts, the government's arts funding and advisory body, primarily as Director Strategy and Policy. In this role she managed the Council's policy, planning and promotional activities, government relations; its internationally renowned arts research program, the secretariat and library. She directed the Australia Council's extensive publishing program and information management strategy and was responsible for advising Government and the arts sector on numerous policy issues such as copyright, new technologies, regional arts, cultural diversity and indigenous arts, youth arts, and taxation reform. Prior to joining the Council, Sarah was an issues management consultant in the private and public sectors, held senior public affairs roles at the Australian Bicentennial Authority and was Manager of Regulatory Affairs for the Australian arm of German pharmaceutical company, Schering AG. Sarah has a Masters in Public Policy (Merit) and a BSc from the University of Sydney.
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