The City of Albany offers a range of arts and cultural services aimed at building the cultural and social fabric of our community and reflecting Albany's identity as a highly creative and arts-engaged regional hub.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Menang Noongar people(s) as the traditional custodians of the land on which the City of Albany is situated.

Arts & Culture Team Vision

To present a multi art form program of cultural and creative events that challenge, excite, inspire and engage local community and visitors to the region.

Arts & Culture Objectives

  • Promote and reflect our community’s identity, cultural diversity and heritage.
  • Promote inclusivity and contribute to social cohesion.
  • Foster innovation, experimentation and imagination.
  • Support and promote professional and aspiring Great Southern artists, artisans, designers, makers and performers.
  • Foster and support the development of a sustainable local cultural and creative economy
  • Support and promote excellence and contemporary artistic practice
  • Reflect on national and global issues

Staff Profiles   

The Arts & Culture team are a creative, talented and passionate bunch that work hard to contribute to a varied and vibrant local scene through developing and delivering programs across both the Albany Town Hall and the Vancouver Arts Centre.

Manager Arts & Culture - Paul Nielsen

  • Strategic Leadership & Planning
  • Operational Oversight, Financial Management & Reporting
  • Stakeholder Management & Community Engagement

Visual Arts Officer - Indra Geidans           

  • Town Hall Exhibition Program Development and Delivery
  • Town Hall Gallery Coordination
  • Artwork in the Public Domain Approvals and Processes
  • Town Hall Gallery Education and Public programs 

Exhibition Support Officer - Vashti Innes-Brown 

  • Administration of City of Albany Art Collection and loan scheme
  • Administration support for Town Hall Exhibition Program
  • Support for delivery of Public and Education Programs for Town Hall Gallery
  • Exhibition installation and support to community gallery hirers  

Cultural Development Officer – Donna Cameron

  • Development and delivery of the Town Hall First Floor program, including venue hire
  • Contribute to the development and delivery the City’s Cultural Development programming
  • Work with local artists and community arts and cultural groups to develop community arts projects and programs for presentation at the Albany Town Hall or the Vancouver Arts Centre.

Bookings Officer - Ida Heidenberg                    

  • Maintain external bookings including various community events and functions within the Town Hall
  • Assist in the planning, delivery and evaluation of community events delivered through Vancouver Arts Centre and Albany Town Hall
  • Work with the team on the delivery of larger Arts & Culture events

Vancouver Arts Centre Coordinator - Tahli Crosby

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Vancouver Arts Centre (VAC);
  • Contribute to the development of the City’s varied artistic program
  • Community arts sector liaison and networking
  •  Artist in Residence Program Administration

Administration Officer - Eve Young 

  • Administration and event support for Vancouver Arts Centre and Town Hall programs
  • Vancouver Arts Centre Bookings and Hire
  • Customer Communications and Marketing 
  • VAC Term and Occasional Workshop Programs
  • Arts and Culture Social Media, Website and e-Newsletter Marketing and Promotion

Customer Service Officers - Tamara Drew, Tilly Wallace, Nat Radivojevic

  • Town Hall Customer Service & enquiries
  • Customer Communications and Marketing
  • Box Office Artisan Store Coordination and Sales

Technical Coordinator - Cameron Findlay

  • Provision of technician services for the Town Hall event program
  • Service, maintain and test technical equipment for Town Hall venue hire
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the City’s Cultural Development programming