MEDIA KIT FEB 2011 Prepared by Andrew J Murray - BDM
A fast growing online social networking site
Established in 2000, ArtsHub is a critical resource for Australias arts sector. ArtsHub features daily news, reviews, interviews and articles of interest to those working in the creative industries; and is the first port of call for anyone wanting to advertise an arts industry position, event or seeking work in the sector.
ArtsHub now has over 800 arts companies subscribing to advertise their latest events, jobs and news, and is visited over 100,000 times monthly by practicing arts workers and arts lovers.
ArtsHub writers and reviewers are practitioners who know and value the field they write about. There are over 1,415 contributors to ArtsHub including experienced writers, critics and broadcasters, academics, heads of peak associations and practicing artists.
Rita Dimasi is ArtsHub's Executive Editor and has been involved in ArtsHub for 7 years. Rita started her career in events and communications management for elite sportacross Europe. After ten years she returned to Australia to workas Regional Editor Asia Pacific for Wcities, a travel and entertainment content publisher based in San Francisco. She has worked as an online producer for Telstra Bigpond and regularly consults for Melbourne University Communications projects. Rita leads a team of experienced writers and reviewers across the country.
Richard Watts is a writer, broadcaster and critic, and the host of the arts program SmartArts on Melbournes 3RRR FM. He was the Chair of Melbourne Fringe from 2007 - 2010, the Artistic Director of Express Media from 2000 - 2005, and is Acting President of the Green Room Awards. Richard is the founder of the Emerging Writers Festival, and a member of the Australian Film Critics Association. He has twice been a judge of the Victorian Premiers Literary Awards, including chairing the drama panel in 2010.
Gordana Andjelic-Davila has been part of the ArtsHub family for the past two years, and enjoys her roles as the Review Coordinator and Editor; covering local events and reviewing the Arts. In her previous professional incarnations spanning the past 17 years and a few continents she has held positions of Communications Manager, Creative Director and Editorial Contributor.
Fiona Mackrell is a Melbourne-based writer, reviewer and researcher and is the Sub-Editor for ArtsHub. She spent five years in television production with the ABC in Sydney and Melbourne, before studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT and moving into freelance writing.
Our team is made up of experienced writers and reviewers
Suzanne Yanko has reviewed for the Herald-Sun, the South China Morning Post, HMV VOICE as well as programming and presenting radio programs in Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and Australia. Suzanne currently presents Wednesday Intermezzo at community radio station 3MBS 103.5 in Melbourne, supporting classical music and Australian musicians.
Ronald McCoy is a Melbourne medico and educator with a passion for the arts. He is a singer and musician of classical and traditional music, and is the National Library of Australia, National Folk Fellowship Fellow for 2007-08.
James Ayers currently holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts with a Major in Cinema Studies as well as a Post Graduate Diploma of Journalism.
Amelia Swan is a Melbourne-based arts writer. She studied History of Art at Edinburgh, Scotland and came to Australia in1994. Contemporary art has been her focus in recent writing, in particular Australian multi-media work and sound art.
We have many contributors to ArtsHub
VIC Writers (contd) We have many contributors to ArtsHub Bron Batten is a Melbourne based theatre-maker, choreographer and performer. She trained at Deakin University and The Victorian College of the Arts, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Making (Animateuring). She has made work for festivals including The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Next Wave, The Village, The Big Day Out and The Falls Music Festival. Smiljana Glisovic studied Cinema (Melbourne University), Acting (WAAPA) and most recently graduated from a Masters in Writing (UTS). She writes about, and for, film, theatre, and the printed word. Siobhan Argent completed an Arts degree at the University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma in editing and communications. Siobhan is currently a reviewer for ArtsHub. Paul Knox is the Artistic Director of PMD Productions and a reviewer for ArtsHub.
Gareth Beal has written for FilmInk and Encore and most notably as an article writer and reviewer for Good Reading magazine. Currently he spends his time teaching Creative Writing at Macquarie University and writing/producing for his production company, Utropea Films.
Victor Kline started his working life as Sydney's youngest barrister. He is now Editor of the Federal Court Reports, and an award winning playwright, director and actor who has worked extensively in theatre in Sydney and off Broadway in New York. He is also author of the novel 'Rough Justice'.
Lynne Lancaster recently returned to Sydney after living in London for five and a half years. Lynne is an Ausdance, SAMAG, Sydney Dance and Australian Ballet member. Lynne has an MA in Theatre from UNSW. In London Lynne completed the dance criticism course at Sadlers Wells linked in with Chichester University and was involved in the review panel for Resolution at the PLace and worked at Battersea Arts Centre and the Theatre Museum Covent Garden.
Marika Bryant is an artist and writer living in Northern New South Wales, graduating from Southern Cross University. Marika has worked as a writer for magazines, advertising agencies and is now focussing on her career as an abstract expressionistic, poetry based artist with a twist.
We have many contributors to ArtsHub
NSW Writers (contd)
Jessika Steiner is a Sydney-based arts writer. She studied Art Education at the UNSW College of Fine Arts and is a practicing artist and secondary Visual Arts and Design teacher.
Jennie Sharpe is a poet, freelance writer and editor. She has published a collection of poetry in the book Australia: Facing the South and is also a novelist and short story writer. Jennie studied literature and theatre and is a classically trained musician. She is currently a sub-editor and contributor for French Provincial magazine.
Tim Spencer is a Sydney based writer and director. In 2007 he co-founded Bambina Borracha Productions and is currently working on this years season. He co wrote and directed The Genealogy of Victorian Birds, Then we had Adventures and is currently devising new projects.
Lucy Goleby has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Drama, and has almost completed a Masters of Professional Communication. She has a background in performance, writes, reads, does yoga, makes clothes and is currently a reviewer for Artshub.
Scott O'Hara is the Manager of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre and Chairman of Arts Training NSW. Prior to that he was the Executive Manager of Arts Culture and Events at Sydney Olympic Park, the foundation CEO of CCDNSW, worked in various positions at the Australia Council, and in visual arts and music education and in the community sector. He began his professional life as an archaeologist and musician. He has also lectured at Macquarie University and served as a volunteer on the Boards of various arts organisations and Government committees. He holds qualifications in Arts Management and Ancient History, and has been published as a photographer, poet, music critic, academic and commentator on the arts.
We have many contributors to ArtsHub
Kirsten Le Roux (Cairns): With a love of plenty of sunshine and anything in the great outdoors, Kirsten Le Roux lives in Cairns. Her background is working in the marketing communications industry in South Africa, London, Belfast and Melbourne. A ferocious reader, Kirsten relishes being entertained, provoked and charmed by stories in print, at the movies or in theatre.
Laura Hillis background is a colourful jumble of performance, arts and events management and freelance writing. She has a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Performance Studies and is undertaking a Masters in Business majoring in Public Relations. She currently works for a large charity running events and managing corporate partnerships and ultimately aims to marry her love of travel, the arts and culture, by working in international development.
John Carozza is a teacher and artist based in Brisbane. He is presently working at the QLD Academy for Creative Industries where he has developed the (award winning) Film Studies