Joel McGuinness – CEO, Gelong Performing Arts Centre (Australia)

Joel McGuiness moved to Geelong from regional Western Australia in early 2018 to take up the position of CEO, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and lead the Centre’s multi-million dollar redevelopment.

A Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduate, Joel is an experienced arts and culture manager who has worked in metropolitan and regional contexts throughout Australia – from Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre to Circa and Brisbane Festival.

Joel founded arts management consultancy, JAM Creative, which assisted many arts organisations and venues across Western Australia, and he served as a Councillor for the City of Bunbury.

He has also held numerous industry board positions, including Vice Chair of the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association.

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