Ben Fox is a creative leader. He creates engaging networks, develops cultures and facilitates skill transfers.
Ben has worked as an Artistic Director for events, performances and programs in Australia and Asia. His work focuses on the curation and production of distinctive events, user experience and unique professional development programs within the creative industry.
Ben has a professional background in both mechanical engineering and physical performance, and extensive experience in both international and remote Australian contexts. The hallmarks of his work are innovation, effective systems for replicable success and cultural literacy.
Ben is a current member of the Creative Council for the Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events in the ACT. The Minister’s Creative Council advises the ACT Government on arts and cultural sector issues relevant to policy development.
Ben lived and worked in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands 2008-2011, and was the Artistic Director of the Regional Arts Australia Summit: Arts & Edges 2012-2014. He was the Artistic Director of Red Hot Arts and the iconic Desert Festival 2016-2017.
Ben’s leadership experience includes:
- Previous Artistic Director at Red Hot Arts Central Australia (2016-2017)
- Previous Artistic Director for the Regional Arts Australia 2014 Summit
- Alumni of the Australia Council for the Arts 2012 Emerging Leaders Program
- a Director of Breakbulk.org
Ben also loves bicycles and ‘simply messing about in boats’.