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Ricky Arnold Appointed as Executive Director of ART ON THE MOVE

Photography by Dan Grant

On behalf of the Board, we are pleased to announce that Ricky Arnold has been formally appointed as Executive Director of ART ON THE MOVE.

Ricky brings over thirty years professional experience in the Western Australian arts sector to this leadership role at ART ON THE MOVE. He has held arts management roles in local and State Government, and provided arts consultancy and strategic planning services for over ten years, most recently playing a leadership role in the arts and disability sector.

Whilst in various funding and development roles at the Department of Culture and the Arts (2002-2013), Ricky worked closely with the Australia Council (now Creative Australia) on the implementation of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, with the Federal Government on Aboriginal art centre development, and managed multiyear contracting for over 50 arts organisations across the State.

In 2017, he facilitated ART ON THE MOVE’s Regional Galleries Forum, and in 2018, facilitated the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost partnership between the Art Gallery of WA and ART ON THE MOVE.

Over 2022/23, he led research and consultation with the regional visual arts sector, to produce the recently released five-year Regional Visual Arts Touring Strategy 2024-28. This document is an important framework for the future development of the regional sector, and how the State Government’s investment in the Regional Exhibitions Touring Boost may be maximised.

This appointment presents a strategic opportunity for ART ON THE MOVE and the Board has agreed that Ricky is the best-placed person to deliver on the Touring Strategy recommendations, and that his wide-reaching network and respected reputation in the sector offers great potential for new partnerships.

Ricky’s leadership will be an asset the organisation and will facilitate our aims to deliver on ART ON THE MOVE’s strategic objectives.

Please join us in congratulating Ricky at this exciting time!