Erin is an accomplished independent producer whose company, Bureau of Works, is committed to fostering distinctive voices and ambitious ideas.
Heidi is an artist and experienced producer who draws on her own lived experience to support and promote artists with experience of diverse mental health and disability.
Quiet Riot describes itself as an activist production house committed to change.
Freya is an Independent Producer who supports numerous contemporary independent performance makers to build and maintain sustainable practices.
Alison is a producer, who specialises in building Regional, National and International commissioning and touring partnerships for artists from the contemporary and experimental performance sector.
Dylan Singh is a second-generation circus performer, having trained with and under the watchful eyes of his mother. He has strong ties with many indigenous arts programs and was a cast member of the Green Room award-winning BLAKflip production, Chasing Smoke. Dylan paves the way for First Nations youth in the performing arts with a focus on showing young adults that honouring their connection to culture and heritage can be a powerful tool. He has his own style of movement and finds inspiration through working with people and creating new and exciting games, activities and performances.
Laura is an award winning producer, mentor and active advocate for producing in the arts. Her company MILKE is artist led, collaborating with ambitious and passionate artists. She creates sustainability and longevity for their work through developing quality new work and finding new opportunities for existing work.
Kin is a producer and writer who moves across art forms to create new work for social change; their practice is informed by experimentation, immediacy and collaboration.
Naomi’s independent producing practice is driven by cultivating unique artistic relationships across disciplines with an interest in experimental performance practice and a focus on building the capacity of artists of colour working independently.
Aïsha is an Afro-Greek artist and arts worker who lives on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung land. She enjoys making zines, writing poems, painting, sometimes performing, and trying to figure out what she's meant to be doing here. From 2018-2019 Aïsha was the Program Coordinator of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Aïsha has performed at Yirramboi Festival, Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Arts House, Testing Grounds, Melbourne Fringe Festival and elsewhere.
Charice is Co-Artistic Director of contemporary circus company One Fell Swoop Circus through which she combines her passion for innovative expression and considered ideas to create powerful physical performances. She is passionate about growing the practice of circus producing in order to support the careers of circus artists and companies.
Ching Ching is an independent director and producer, born and raised in Hong Kong, living and working on the unceded lands of Kulin Nation in Naarm (Melbourne). Her practice has a focus on intercultural dialogue and collaboration, cultural translation, multilingual writing and framework in theatre and contemporary performance.
Jenny has over 2 decades of experience managing not-for-profit arts organisations and local government venues, events and arts teams. She launched her own company - Packed House Productions - in 2018, and is currently working with Trash Puppets, Fusion Theatre and a variety of cabaret and comedy performers.
After decades of writing and preforming comedy in Australia and overseas, Luke is now the lead producer for the Bendigo Comedy Festival, Movember Comedy Fundraiser and Women of Wit series of stand-up comedy nights, and works to foster comedy and social wellbeing throughout regional Victoria.
Inclusive Creative Independent Producer of The Demographic Dance OFF Collective. Melody's focus is contemporary experimental performance art and dance. She consults with artists on embedding physical stories with “creative access” to inform new, interactive and inclusive performances.
Monique (she/they) is a child of the Stolen Generations living on Bunurong Wurundjeri Country. A multidisciplinary artist with a film production background she is interested in identity, the generational effects of institutionalisation and the White Australia Policy. She is currently an Emerging Producer at Blak & Bright, and is working on The Wall Remix, a First Nations reinterpretation of Pink Floyd’s 1979 rock opera The Wall.
Ripley (he/them) is a transdisciplinary practitioner with a deep grounding in music forms destined to be liberatory. Born in Papua New Guinea and living in so-called Melbourne, they embody an artistic practice that is generative, community based and attuned to a sense of place where they create and commune on Wurundjeri Country. They have 7 years of practice drawing on their expertise as a musician, producer, DJ, educator, event organiser, youth worker, mentor and project lead. They are currently developing a presentation of new works with their music collective 'FAMILI' at Arts House in 2022.
James Emmanuel Mckinnon is a Filipino Australian producer who grew up on Wathuarong country, and now lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne. They are curious about intersectional identity, interdisciplinary community practice, and education as empowerment and their practice centres cultural safety, decolonisation, and social justice. James produces for the stage and has designed for independent and community theatre and live performance. He is a musician, photographer and podcaster keen on telling stories of people, wildlife, and land. They graduated with honours in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management.
Matisse Laida (They/She) is an actor, writer and producer based in Wurundgeri country. Matisse founded We Eatin Good (WEG), a platform for queer First Nations, Black, and poc to showcase food and identity. Through WEG, Matisse has had the opportunity to meet and work with community, to hear and share their stories. Matisse has also hosted and produced a web-series with In(V)isible the Drum, curated Next Wave’s Radical Hospitality event, and co-directed and produced a documentary commissioned by Multi-Cultural Arts Victoria. Matisse’s practice centres the community they are a part of, as queer, Black/Latinx person. They have shared their experience through their podcast Braided, the documentary film Purrr, panels with Solidarity Film Festival and Minus 18, and through CLUB NITE, a play they co-wrote, produced and performed in, that recently completed its sold out run at Miscellania.