Bethwyn Serow

Director

 Bethwyn Serow – Current Chair for the Performing Arts and Create NSW Dance and Physical Theatre Art form board member, arts consultant and former Executive Director of Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG), Production Executive and Senior Policy Manager for the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA). Bethwyn has a rich career as a creative industries practitioner and developer, as a television director and producer in Australia and Europe and in senior management roles for both state and commonwealth creative agencies and industry associations. This has involved leading state and national sector development initiatives in areas such as well-being and arts education, offshore collaboration, commissioning and leading research papers and representing industry and sector voices in developing new policy frameworks such as the current National Performing Arts Partnership Framework. Screen Producer Offset, importation of foreign artists, tax reform, and providing sector business advice with regard to industry agreements and codes of practice.

Bethwyn grew up in Blakehurst and was actively involved in the arts across dance, music and theatre before working behind the scenes at the Old Vic in London in her gap year, returning to complete a Communications BA majoring in film at UTS, and later a Postgrad in Arts Management. Completing a Teaching BA this year, Bethwyn is keen to bring her skills and experience in the arts, child creative development, and teaching practice into formal and informal child-centred forums. She is currently teaching through PLC’s Futures public-facing program, both curriculum and extra-curriculum studies, with an emphasis on civics, creativity and critical thinking.

“Shopfront is an exciting dynamic arts organisation that embraces and nurtures young people’s agency, sense of ownership, and artistic and social potential to make a positive impact now.

I am very excited to join Shopfront and hope I can support the dynamic Shopfront team to create great impact, fostering access and opportunity for its members and its broader community.”


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