Louise Partos began as Executive Officer of Artback NT in June 2007. Louise has an extensive background in the not for profit arts and culture sector including project management and cross cultural development. She has worked for many years within communities, particularly Aboriginal and within the museum sector. Previous roles have included: Art Coordinator, Bula’bula Arts, Ramingining; Producer, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Centre; Melbourne Museum, Curator and Project Coordinator; Indigenous Cultures Department, Museum Victoria; and Art Coordinator, Ernabella Arts.
In 2009, Louise won an AbaF Margaret Lawrence Scholarship which enabled her to undertake professional development at Melbourne Business School, Mt. Eliza Campus. In 2010 Louise won the Deakin Ticketmaster Arts Management Alumni Prize through which she was able to enrol in the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, to complete a course entitled Leadership for the 21st Century: Global Change Agents. In 2013 Louise completed an Asialink Arts Management Residency in Baucau, Timor Leste. Working in partnership with a community art centre, Afalyca Arts, Louise delivered Timor Leste’s first ever Music and Art Festival. In 2015, Louise was offered a Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Fellowship and was accepted into the Asialink Leaders Program run throughout the year in Brisbane and Canberra. This is an excellent investment for both Louise personally as well as for the organisation.