CEO Joseph Falsone to leave A+G

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24 March 2022

From Mark Van Veen, Chair of Arts Capital and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

After a decade of service Joseph Falsone, CEO of Arts Capital and Director of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (A+G), will be leaving his role.

Joseph joined a very different organisation to the one he departs. Highlights of the past ten years include renovations at both Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in 2015, with architects now working on designs for further renovations at both arts centres; governance transition to a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, Arts Capital; building a talented, high-performing team and increased employment opportunities for arts workers; securing growth in funding; the delivery of a wide range of arts programs, events and projects; increased visitation and use of the arts centres; growth in the support we offer to artists and organisations. Joseph has led the arts centres through challenging times, including most recently the COVID19 pandemic.

I am confident that Arts Capital is in a sound position, with an immensely capable team, a secure financial position, Centenary renovation planning underway, a new website and brand identity nearing completion, and a new strategic plan drafted.

A transition plan is in place, which will see Adelin Chin, our highly experienced Business Manager, step into the role of Interim CEO from Tuesday 29 March while the Board undertakes an executive recruitment search. The CEO role will be advertised publicly, offering the opportunity for a new CEO to lead the implementation of a new strategic plan and shape the agenda for centenary renovations.

I look forward to sharing further news with you as the year progresses, and as we work with the ACT Government, residents and stakeholders in realising the full potential of these important arts centres.

On behalf of the Board and staff of Arts Capital, I would like to thank Joseph for the outstanding contribution he has provided to our organisation and wish him all the best for the future.

Mark Van Veen
Chair, Arts Capital
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres