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Megan Hills

CEO, PROJECT STRATEGIST & DESIGNER


EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

  • 14 years – Arts & design project  management consultancy
  • 3.5 years – Aboriginal cultural enterprise development
  • 15 years – Enterprise & marketing training & consultancy
  • Masters Degree: Applied Science (Museum Studies)

Megan Hills is strategic, creative and a connector of other talent targeted to meeting identified project outcomes.

Culminating over 20 years of creative project experience, in 2017 Megan launched Hunter-based consultancy The Creative Ingredient - bridging business and government with creative talent (for projects underpinned by genuine community engagement, where possible). Clients include: Lake Macquarie City Council, Scentre Group/Westfield Kotara; Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre; Speaking in Colour; Rainbow Arts & Culture Foundation.

Prior to The Creative Ingredient, Megan worked in Darwin 2013-2016 with a focus on Aboriginal cultural enterprise management and enterprise mentoring. She also managed a series of public art projects.

Megan has operated her own successful enterprise development and marketing consultancy (with clients including: Noosa Regional Gallery, Artisan – Qld Craft & Design Centre and the Queensland Government) and has worked in and managed private art galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and regional Victoria, and New York.


RECENT & RELEVANT CONSULTANCY & EMPLOYMENT

2015-2017 | Consultant: Cultural Enterprise Mentor 
Funding body: Dept. Business, Northern Territory Government
Role: Business and project development training program Aboriginal cultural entrepreneurs (Darwin)

2013-2015 | Cultural Enterprise Manager 
Employer: Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (Darwin, NT)
Role summary: Event services, cultural awareness training and research projects, exhibitions and commissions management, new website design and content development for the organisation, and public art project management (public art clients include: Menzies School of Health Research; Shell Australia; Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corp.; Northern Territory Government; Royal Darwin Hospital; Darwin City Council).

2009-2017 | Creative Enterprise & Marketing Consultant
Freelance
Creative enterprise strategy and promotion for independent artists and designer and clients including: Queensland Government, Darwin City Council, Noosa Regional Gallery, Artisan (Qld Craft & Design Assoc.), Creative Enterprise Aust./Queensland University of Technology.


EDUCATION

1993 | Studentship Program (3 months)
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Location: Venice, Italy

1992 | Masters Degree – Applied Science (full scholarship award)
Major: Museum Studies
Institution: Victoria College
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

1991 | Masters Degree
Major: Visual Arts Administration (1st semester only)
Institution: New York University
Location: NYC, New York, USA
Academic internship: Brooklyn Museum of Arts
Employment: Michael Greene Gallery (SoHo, NYC, NY); 
Matthew Marks Gallery (Madison Ave/Midtown, NYC, NY)

1989 | Graduate Diploma – Applied Science
Major: Museum Studies
Institution: Victoria College
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Academic internships: National Gallery of Victoria; Jewish Museum of Australia

1987 | Bachelor of Arts
Major: Politics & History
Institution: University of Adelaide
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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