Dr Cecelia Cmielewski completed her doctorate in 2018. Her thesis, on the relationship between the experiences and practices of artists of non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) and key arts policies, considers the roles of creative and organisational leadership. Her research interests address inclusion in the creative sectors; art and technology; art and science. She is a researcher with the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, cultural consultant and writer.
Cecelia undertakes cultural infrastructure research for NSW local councils and is a contributing researcher on the ARC project UNESCO and the Making of Global Cultural Policy: Culture, Economy. Recent critical publications include “Arts Activism in a Cultural Policy Void” in Bennett, Stevenson, Myers and Winikoff, The Australian Art Field. Practices, Policies, Institutions, 2020, Routledge and “Edges, Proximity and the Creative Leap” in Potts and Helyer, Nigel Helyer: Landscape/Portrait. An Exploration of the Shoalhaven River Valley, 2017, Macquarie University and Stevenson, Rowe, Caust and Cmielewski, Recalibrating Culture: Production, Consumption, Policy, 2017, Western Sydney University.