Alice is a filmmaker, artist and curator with experience in arts management and programming. She co-founded the international dance community No Lights No Lycra (est. 2009), and is Directing Manager and Co-founder of Schoolhouse Studios (est. 2011).
Hazel is a musician and comes from a background of creative business with experience in arts administration and event management. She is a co-founder and Director of Melbourne independent record label Two Bright Lakes (est. 2007), and Directing Manager of Schoolhouse Studios.
Kitty is a highly respected communications and fundraising expert with more than a decade of experience working across the Australian arts industry. She has held senior positions at the National Gallery of Victoria and The Australian Ballet, and most recently as Director of Development for Bangarra Dance Theatre. In her final year with Bangarra, she led a 28% increase in Development income (non-core Government, corporate and philanthropic funding) – the highest year-on-year increase in the company’s history. Kitty is also a Director with the Lighthouse Arts Collective in the regional coastal town of Point Lonsdale in Victoria.
Tali Polichtuk is an arts management and events professional who has worked for a variety of arts, cultural and not-for-profit organisations. She is the Founder and Director of Sissy Screens, a Melbourne-based queer cinema club and digital publication
Alex is a client-side Project Manager with over 15 years experience across the following sectors:
- Building Refurbishment
- Commercial & Corporate Accommodation
- Medium Density Residential
- Aged Care
Michael is a professional accountant and has worked in finance and business management for over 15 years, both in Australia and the UK. He has worked for a range of clients across a diverse breadth of industries, including property and construction, retail, hospitality, not-for-profit and the arts. Currently in a management role within the service industry, Michael provides technical expertise in accounting and business processes, along with a commercial outlook and understanding of key business drivers.
Evan is a creative director at Melbourne advertising agency Clemenger BBDO. His passion lies in ideas that create positive change. In recent times he’s created a mapping tool to make buying solar easier, on-hold music that raises money for charity while you wait, a range of essential items people can buy for survivors of domestic abuse and most recently, an ‘acceptance ring’ you wear to show your support for same-sex marriage.
Dale is the general manger at Music Victoria and has spent years touring with many successful bands as a tour manager, sound engineer and musician. In more recent times, he has managed the touring department at Regional Arts Victoria, coordinating events around Australia that connect artists with new audiences and opportunities. He also runs Club Kids Music Academy, a place where children learn how to make music on electronic instruments.
Ali is an experienced general commercial lawyer with particular expertise in film and television contracting, including complex production and financing arrangements. Ali has extensive industry experience and has worked as an in-house lawyer for ITV in London, talent agency and television producer Token Group and was the Legal Manager at Film Victoria for seven years.
Ali is interested in working with entrepreneurs and creatives from all disciplines to maximise the value of their intellectual property. As well as her skills as a lawyer, Ali can assist your business with corporate governance, policy development and legal training.
Ali served as a Board Member for 4 years on City of Melbourne’s Music Strategy Advisory Committee and is co-founder of Real Life – a collective that hosts events to encourage real life connections to inspire, support and learn.