Dr Inga Brasche
With success in public infrastructure projects, grant applications and a background in local government, Inga’s passion is to see rural arts and culture flourish.
Dr Inga Brasche – Cultural Development
Inga has a Bachelor of Music (honours) from Sydney University, a Grad Dip Ed in English and Music from Western Sydney University and a PhD in Sociology from UTS. She has extensive cross-cultural experience having lived and worked in Namibia, Africa as well as within remote Aboriginal communities in North East Arnhem Land. Her teaching experience across all levels of education within diverse settings has given her a unique insight into the transformative power of education. Inga currently works as a lecturer at the University of New England.Prior to academic life, Inga worked as the Arts and Cultural Development Officer in two local governments – South Sydney Council and Gosford City Council. These roles have allowed her to develop an understanding of the workings of local government as well as experience in community engagement, public infrastructure projects and grant applications.Inga and her husband relocated from Sydney to Armidale 10 years ago to take advantage of the New England lifestyle and the opportunities available are the perfect fit for her family of 4 children. She is involved in a number of community and creative organisations in town within the Arts and Cultural sector and strives for a world where problems can be resolved through crochet and singing. Inga is passionate about fostering a vibrant cultural and community focus within the region, believing it is one of the key pillars of facilitating growth and prosperity within the New England.