Who We Are

The Arts Industry Council of Victoria

The Arts Industry Council (Victoria) is overseen by CEOs of Victoria’s peak arts bodies.


Current Council Members

Patrick McCarthy (Co-Convenor) – Executive Director, Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres
Joshua Lowe (Co-Convenor) – Co-CEO, Theatre Network Australia
Angela Savage – Chief Executive Officer, Public Libraries Victoria
Anne Robertson – Executive Officer, Public Galleries Association of Victoria
Ashley Robertson – Executive Director, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria
Caroline Bowditch – Chief Executive Officer, Arts Access Victoria
Claire Watson – Director, National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria
Jo Porter – Director, Regional Arts Victoria
Julie Skate – Chief Executive Officer, Writers Victoria
Kate Duncan – Chief Executive Officer, The Push
Lauren Mullings – Co-Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Arts Victoria
Magenta Sheridan – General Manager – CEO, Express Media

Robbie Bundle – Co-Chief Executive Officer, Songlines
Robbie Carmelotti Interim Executive Director, Ausdance Victoria
Simone Schinkel – Chief Executive Officer, Music Victoria
Emma Lake – Manager Infrastructure & Community Strengthening  Municipal Association of Victoria (Associate Member)


Membership automatically includes all members of the convening organisations.

Convening Organisations

Arts Access Victoria,
Ausdance Victoria,
Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria
Express Media
Multicultural Arts Victoria,

Music Victoria,
National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria,
Public Galleries Association Victoria,
Public Libraries Victoria,
Regional Arts Victoria,
The Push,
Theatre Network Australia,
Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC),
Writers Victoria.

Contact Us

Patrick McCarthy (Co-Convenor): 0410 304 226 or: director@vapac.org.au
Joshua Lowe (Co-Convenor): 0408 660 748 or: josh@tna.org.au

Past Council Members

Our sincerest thanks go out to past council members who have made significant contributions to AICV and in turn the sector through their involvement in AICV over the years.