Louise Partos is passionate about empowering artists and communities and has an extensive background in the not-for-profit arts and culture sector including project management and cross cultural development. She has worked at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Centre at Museum Victoria, Ernabella Arts in APY Lands, South Australia and Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Northern Territory.
Louise received an Asialink Arts Management Residency where she worked in partnership with Afalyca Arts, a community art centre in Baucau, to deliver Timor Leste’s first ever music and art festival in 2013, before being remounted in 2016. In 2015, Partos completed the Asialink Business Leader’s Course and is committed to building relationships and developing a range of activities, which allow for genuine cultural exchanges and the creation of long term partnerships for future collaborations and presentation opportunities.
In 2016, Louise received a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to investigate culturally diverse programming and community engagement strategies at key festivals in Canada and Singapore as well as travel to Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan exploring potential new markets and opportunities for Northern Territory artists. Louise received a second Asialink Arts Management Residency in 2018 and was based in Singapore for 5 weeks joining the team at Singapore’s national performing arts centre, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts (First Class) both from Monash University as well as a Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies, Graduate Diploma Arts and Entertainment Management and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Partos was awarded scholarships to attend short leadership courses at Melbourne Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston.
Louise is active in the Darwin arts community. She is a representative on the 2019 and 2021 Arafura Games Advisory Committee and is currently one of two sector representatives on the Creative Industries Steering Committee. She is also on the Regional Arts Australia Board, holding the position of Secretary.
PO Box 535
Darwin, NT 0801