The CAAP Team

Elaine Chia


Elaine Chia, whose career spans music, theatre and visual arts, is a passionate advocate for the arts, and is currently the Executive Director at the Adelaide Festival.

Prior to relocating to Adelaide, Elaine was CEO of City Recital Hall in Sydney. Under a curated venue model, the 1238- seat concert hall, affectionately known as Angel Place, presented and hosted annual program of over 500 concerts and events.

From 2010 to 2015, as Director, International Signature Projects at the Australia Council for the Arts, Elaine delivered, as public-private partnership projects, the Australian representation at three Venice Art Biennales and the redevelopment of the Australian Pavilion in Venice, Italy.