Peter Wood

Peter is the Executive Director for Arts Northern Rivers based on the far north coast of NSW. He has over 25 years experience in the arts and creative industries and has worked in senior marketing and communication roles for Sydney Opera House, Company B Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare Company and Historic Houses Trust NSW.

He has worked as the Communications Director for Assembly Theatre in Edinburgh, returning to Australia in 2009 to become the Marketing and Sponsorship Director for Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Since taking up the role with Arts Northern Rivers Peter has been delivering arts and creative industry projects across the region, working with the music, design and visual arts sectors in particular. A key project for Arts Northern Rivers has been the development and roll out of the North Rivers Creative brand through the development of a self publishing portfolio platform as well as a program of empty space activations that take pace across the region, interstate and eventually internationally.

Peter is currently managing a regional partnership project called If These Halls Could Talk. With its focus on the humble community hall and the activation of these much loved spaces by renowned artistic teams the project has resonated with local, national and international audiences and is generating media coverage across the country.

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