Amber Cordon
Team Leader Vancouver Arts Centre

Out of the ten years that Amber has worked as an arts professional in regional WA, 6 of these she has spent running the City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre.  She has wondered recently if this now means she is only slightly less than half an arts professional and instead a majority public servant.

Whilst this has on occasion kept her up at night, she has concluded that perhaps a way of reframing this is to view it through the lens of dual citizenship, in the same way she is a citizen of both Britain and Australia.  So instead of seeing herself divided in two, with one part of her compromised by the other, she sees that a passport to both worlds allows her to undertake a unique and influential role as an interpreter and a conduit for cultural exchange.