Susan Nelson, artist and Whitecliffe MA in Arts Management Graduate (2011), has recently secured her third contract with Creative New Zealand as their 21st Century Arts Conference Coordinator. Additionally, she has been asked to write a review on the successful Move on Up programme: a joint initiative with UK firm Morris Hargreaves McIntyre that has been highly successful with many NZ arts organisations. Susan says: "It's a fantastic programme, it was the one thing that convinced me that art could be organised!”
As an independent contractor, Susan is enjoying the flexibility and range of these positions, and is managing to build her arts practice alongside sector involvement. She is currently working in a strategic planning capacity with Touch Compass Dance Trust.