Paul MacPhail

Paul MacPhail is one of Western Australia’s leading arts managers. He has been providing leadership and direction to companies and projects big and small in Western Australia for thirty years. Working primarily in the fields of youth, regional and Indigenous performing arts, Paul was instrumental in setting up both Southern Edge Arts in Albany and Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation. He was the founding General Manager of Yirra Yaakin for 17 years, working with the Indigenous community to develop skills and confidence in all aspects of theatre and arts administration and was awarded the 2003 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for this work. In another life he has written and directed theatre for young people including Magna Sonic, Amy’s Monster, The Midnight Gang and Starlight Starbright. Paul also ran his own consultancy Get Art Done with his partner Meredith Warne and amongst other projects successfully delivered one of Australia’s largest arts gatherings, the Regional Arts Australia Summit in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 2014. Paul’s association with Country Arts WA began in 2004 when he served six years as a Director, including three years as Treasurer before becoming General Manager in 2009, then CEO in 2016,

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