Image: Sarah Feijen, image supplied. 

On behalf of the Guildhouse Board and staff we are delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Feijen as Chief Executive Officer of Guildhouse.

A well respected arts leader committed to furthering the South Australian arts sector, Sarah comes to Guildhouse from the role of Team Leader Arts and Culture at City of Adelaide.

Guildhouse Chair Andrew Cohen said “Guildhouse continues to lead meaningful, sustainable and exciting member programs (and initiatives) and our Board is extremely pleased to welcome Sarah Feijen to lead our team and continue to create impact in the arts community.

I am thrilled to join Guildhouse and contribute to important work that it does. It is an immense privilege and responsibility to lead Guildhouse in its next chapter, to nurture, promote and connect art, artists and community. I look forward to working with the Board, the amazing team at Guildhouse, the members of the visual art, craft and design community and all the wonderful supporters to champion the voice of the artist, build sustainable careers and contribute to a thriving society” Sarah says of her appointment.

Prior to her role as Team Leader Arts and Culture at City of Adelaide, Sarah has held numerous roles in organisations in Adelaide including Acting Manager Creative City at City of Adelaide; Group Manager Collections at the State Library of South Australia; Assistant Director Artlab Australia; and Principal Adviser Arts South Australia.

Sarah is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation (FGLF) and holds the qualifications Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts) from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation of Cultural Materials from the University of Canberra.

Bringing to the role a wealth of experience in fostering innovation and delivering outstanding arts and cultural experiences, Sarah will be building upon Guildhouse’s strong legacy to support South Australian visual artists, craftspeople and designers in building and maintaining sustainable careers.

Sarah will commence at Guildhouse on 2 February 2023.