Arts & Culture
Arts and cultural organisations in Australia face a rapidly changing environment, where funding, government policy and priorities, audience expectations and technology continue to evolve.
The quality of both executive and artistic leadership and management is critical to success in Australia and on the global stage.
BSP undertakes executive-level searches for positions including CEO, Director, Artistic Director, department heads and corporate services roles across the performing and visual arts, festivals and in museums and galleries.
BSP has exceptional expertise that makes a significant difference to the service we provide and to the appointments made in these sectors in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
We are the only executive search firm in this region with a dedicated arts practice, and together with our partner firms in the UK, Europe and North America, have conducted searches for senior artistic and executive positions for many of Australia’s key arts organisations and institutions.
Our approach to search is rigorous, strategic and focused on results.
One of the key things that distinguishes BSP is our high-level of service complemented with our research strength and reach. We build a partnership of mutual trust with our clients placing emphasis on learning about their institution and the role so that we can be sophisticated advocates on their behalf.
A critical element of our search work for arts and cultural organisations is our active engagement in the sectors. We place an emphasis on being a ‘part’ of the arts and culture sector in the region so we are able to offer our clients a deeper and longer term service then purely a one-off ‘recruitment transaction’.
Our long-term track record in successful appointments in the sector, together with our understanding of the issues and challenges facing arts and cultural organisations means we not only have significant reach and credibility, we also understand and can assess the key qualities that credible and competitive candidates need for senior artistic and executive positions.
BSP’s Australian base combined with our network of offices throughout the Asia-Pacific region and our specialist partner firms; Saxton Bampfylde in the UK and Europe, Panorama Search in the US, ensures BSP can offer its clients local knowledge and understanding with significant global reach.
Both BSP Director Julie Steiner and consultant Tony Grierson have held senior positions in the sector prior to their executive search work. This gives BSP credibility and a thorough understanding of the arts and cultural sectors, which along with our significant expertise in executive search over the last 10 years enables us to offer a service which is unique in Australian and Asia-Pacific region.