Merilyn de Nys

Born and raised in country South Australia I have spent my professional life working in the arts. My role at Country Arts SA is varied and involves working with communities to explore arts and cultural development opportunities, strategic partnerships and capacity building initiatives. I manage the Australian Governments Regional Arts Fund and National Strategic Project initiative and have produced capacity building workshops and events in numerous communities across the state. Currently collaborating with humanitarian refugee community in the Limestone Coast to create works in a simple, positive, lasting manner to empower communities to tell their own stories. I am a passionate advocate for the value of arts to community well-being and a self-confessed cultural tourist.

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