Pilar Kasat / Artlands 2023
Dr Pilar Kasat is a Chilean-Australian living in the ancient country of the Whadjuk Noongar people (Perth, Western Australia). Pilar is a senior cultural executive, advocate, community cultural development practitioner and academic. She has led artistic and operational excellence with a track record of creative engagement and intercultural dialogue with First Nations and people of colour within a social justice framework. She is the CEO of Regional Arts WA, a Fellow of Leadership WA, a Master of Sustainability and Social Change and a PhD, Pilar also leads in the not-for-profit sector. Up until recently, she was the chairwoman of Art on the Move, and Women of Colour Australia, previously the deputy chair of Diversity Arts Australia, and served on the board of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA for six years. She holds a post-doctoral research fellow with Curtin University and has presented at national and international conferences; her work on the role of the arts to drive social change has been published in international academic journals and national industry magazines.