Belinda Cook is an experienced arts administrator, curator and manager. She is passionate about the Indigenous Australian art and cultural industry. Belinda has a Master of Social Science (International Development) and an Applied Diploma (Photography) from RMIT, a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science/English Literary Studies) from the University of Melbourne.
Belinda is a consultant at BC Consulting, WA, and her qualifications and experience centre in corporate research, community development and arts management in Indigenous Australian art and cultural industry contexts. Belinda has overseen major exhibition programs, business development and the advancement of Indigenous artist careers within Australia and internationally.
She specialises in revenue diversification and collaborative creative practise; brokering successful art and design partnerships including the Mangkaja x Gorman fashion collaboration, high end Furniture design and jewellery developments with Mangkaja artists. Her current work supports Indigenous led strategic planning and development for Indigenous corporations specialising in arts and culture across the Kimberley region of WA and nationally.
Her 2016 Churchill Fellowship saw her investigating the Indigenous global fashion industry to support the ongoing development of a Kimberley wide and national Indigenous textile industry.