Stephen Cassidy is a cultural researcher, writer and commentator who has worked across the Australian cultural sector for 40 years. This has spanned policy, programs and research in government, museums, publishing, community radio and community arts in four states and territories at national, state and local level. It has encompassed creative industries – including contemporary music and literature, Indigenous culture and languages, and intangible cultural heritage. He was Director of the National Cultural Policy Task Force, wrote the proposal that initiated the Digital Content Industry Action Agenda, drafted the Indigenous Contemporary Music Action Plan and played an instrumental role in the adoption of Australia’s first National Indigenous Languages Policy. He has been a Community Arts Officer in local government, Arts Officer for the ACTU, Development Manager at community radio 2SER-FM and Membership Manager for the Powerhouse Museum. He is an Adjunct at the University of Canberra and is a member of the Management Committee of Craft ACT. He blogs at indefinite article and is on Facebook and Twitter.