David Fitzsimmons is a senior program lead and producer of collaborative public art projects with over 30 years’ experience in arts practice and cultural industries. His experience spans local and state government, private art consultancies, commercial and public galleries, art and architectural practice.
His experience includes team leadership, strategy and cultural policy development, arts program and collections management. In his current role in the Creative Urban Places team at the City of Melbourne, David produced comprehensive developer guidelines for art project commissioning and street art. His current focus is leading a number of significant collaborations with Naarm’s Aboriginal communities including the Stolen Generations.
David’s extensive time in Local Government settings – capital city, suburban and regional – has included design and delivery of cultural facilities and programs with a strong focus on inclusion and accessibility. He is an occasional presenter in tertiary settings and has Chaired Deakin University’s Course Advisory Panel for Undergraduate and Masters of Creative Arts programs.
Holding a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), a Graduate Diploma of Art in Public Places (RMIT University) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Monash University), David was three times a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Prize.