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Marcus Westbury

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: Founder- Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, CEO- Collingwood Arts Precinct

Focus Area

Positive social change

Marcus Westbury

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: Founder- Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, CEO- Collingwood Arts Precinct

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am the inaugural CEO of the Social Enterprise Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd that is leading the development of the Collingwood Arts Precinct in Melbourne. I am also the founder of the multi award winning Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia projects that have reopened more than a hundred vacant properties to creative and community uses across Australia. I have been a writer, media maker and festival director and the founder and manager of multiple arts events, community projects and social enterprises across Australia. I am the author of Creating Cities (Niche Press, 2015) and have been the writer and presenter of the ABC TV series Bespoke and Not Quite Art. The fellowship will allow me to explore international models of providing sustainable spaces for creative and community projects and to catalyse economic and community development through supporting creative communities.

Skills & Expertise

  • Urban Revitalisation
  • Arts, craft and design
  • Media Production
  • Community led development
  • Creativity and the built environment

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