Jane has recently completed the inaugural 2014 Brisbane edition of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) as Executive Producer. In early 2011, Jane joined the Ubud Writers & Readers Festivals in Indonesia as Executive Producer, and helped to deliver the 2 most successful festivals to date in the UWRF’s 10 year history. In 2010 Jane spent the year in central Java, Indonesia working with a local NGO as an Arts organisation developer, as well as a professional residency with the City Festival in Hong Kong as an Asialink Arts Management resident. Previously she was the Creative Producer for the Adelaide based theatre company: Vitalstatistix. Before that she spent 4 festivals with the Adelaide Fringe as the Creative Producer.
As an Independent Producer, Jane has worked on producing the Sydney based collective; Brown Council as well as The Format Collective in Adelaide with BIG!. Prior to this Jane lived and worked in Sydney, and worked with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, The Performance Space, Sydney Dance Company, City of Sydney (new years eve and Chinese new year), Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Festival. Jane has Bachelor of Visual arts (RMIT) and a Masters of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong. She speaks English and Bahasa and loves snorkeling, reading and admires vintage motorbikes, eastern arts and her dog.
Merindah Donnelly is a proud Koori woman and is the Executive Producer of BlakDance, Australia’s national peak body for contemporary Indigenous dance. Merindah’s expertise is in Indigenous market development for Indigenous performing arts. Through her work with the Australia Council of the Arts, she designed and developed strategies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and companies to develop new markets nationally and internationally.
Merindah has worked as a Creative Producer for international festivals and art’s markets including International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) and Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). She has been recognised for her work as a 2011 recipient of the Pauline McLeod award, 2013 finalist in the NSW Australian of the Year awards, and was an Australian Financial Review top 100 Australian Women of Influence. In 2014 Merindah was listed in the 20 most influential emerging female artists and arts workers who will ‘shape Australian arts in 2020’.