Board and Staff


John Stanhope AM (Chair), Michael Tortoni (Artistic Director), Rebecca MacFarling (Company Secretary), Sarah Bradly-McKay, Toby Chadd, Jennifer Darbyshire, Liza Maimone, David Valmorbida


CEO: Hadley Agrez

Business & Operations Manager: Shirrah Comeadow

Development Manager: Dawn Ho

Marketing Manager: Casselly Main

Marketing Coordinator: Jackson Greatz

Program Manager: Holly Norman (up to April 2020)

Acting Program Manager: Claire Cross (from April 2020)

Senior Producer: Tom Browne



Starling Communications: Ben Starick

Design & Brand

Design by Wolf & Efront 
Web Design and Development


SAYSO Pty Ltd: Sam Ryan

Safety In Numbers: Tracey Wall
Risk Management

This work was developed in a studio managed by City of Melbourne under the Meat Market Studio program


Photography Credits

Our thanks to our volunteer photographers who capture the essence of the festival so beautifully.

Thank you

Abby Elisha, Ali Coad, Alice Maloney, Andre Jacques, Beau McCafferty, Ben Bowles, Ben Starick, Clare Hall, Danielle Rizk, Dean Worthington, Donna Attard, Evan Walker, Helen Champion (Education Consultant), Henry Rasmussen, Jack Musset, Jamie Lewis, Jane Good, Jane Noonan, Jennifer Kerr, Jeremy Jankie, Juri Maekawa, Kate Rosenberg, Kitsa Daskalakis, Malcom Stanley, Maree Cations, Melanie Pose, Mike Gummery, Owen McKern, Paul Grabowsky AO, Paul Muller, Ruth Gormely, Sam Ryan, Sarah Neville, Sarah Penhal, Simon Abrahams, Sue Bailey, all the Festival Partners, Volunteers, Artists and of course our audiences for their continued support.