Acorn Creative Group has experienced and expert staff working in all aspects of arts strategic planning and reproduction photography. Vanessa Keenan brings over 20 years experience to her position as Managing Director of Acorn Creative Group from within the private sector, non-profit, State Government and Local Government as well as successfully running a busy independent consultancy for a number of years.
Vanessa’s roles in arts management and her communication background give her an ability to not only understand the requirements for delivering projects but also build and manage an effective network of stakeholders and project champions.
Vanessa is also currently Museums & Galleries NSW Museum Advisor for AlburyCity, Greater Hume and Snowy Valleys Councils. In 2020 Vanessa was named a Regional Arts Australia Fellow.
She is the Curator of Arbour Festival, a multi-artform festival held across the fifty days of the one year annniversary of the Dunn’s Road Fire in the Snowy Valleys from 28 December 2020 to 15 February 2021.
Regional Futures - Project Management for NSW Regional Arts Network (current) - Learn more
Mother Language public art commission - Stakeholder engagement, commissioning, tender and artist brief development services for Wyndham City Council (2019-2021) - Learn more
Griffith Regional Museum Strategic Master Plan - Lead consultant for Griffith City Council (2019-2020) - Learn more
Rathmines Catalina Heritage Interpretation Centre Business Case Review - Consultant for Lake Macquarie City Council (2020)
Art reproduction - Kirrily Anderson And tomorrow the beauty returns (2021) - Learn more
Image: Julia Roche, Sit Beneath (detail).