Lindy Allen’s professional career includes CEO of both Regional Arts Victoria (2004-2012) and Regional Arts Australia (2014). For more than twenty years, Lindy has been directly engaged in developing, producing and evaluating cultural projects in a community-engaged context including Executive Producer for several major multi-site cultural projects across regional Australia. These include
‘Common Ground’ (2008), ‘Illuminated by Fire’ (2010-2011) and ‘One River’ (2013), the largest community engagement project for the Centenary of Canberra. She wrote ‘Belonging: Great Arts Stories from Regional Australia’ in 2014 and was Managing Editor for Dr Donna Jackson’s 260 page book ‘Art and Social Change, Dust: A Case Study’ in 2015. Published evaluation studies include ‘Illuminated by Fire’ (2011) and ‘Dusting off Social Change’ (2015).
In 2015, she created Living Proof to assist small to medium arts practitioners, organisations and event managers to document and evaluate their projects.
Lindy is a Chair of the peak body Creating Australia, Deputy Chair of The Cad Factory and a board member of Wurrinbeena Ltd, Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board and the Cultural Development Network.