Lindy Hume

Lindy Hume is an Australian opera and festival director, who has worked throughout Australia and internationally. Currently the Artistic Director of Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island Festival, Lindy is a passionate advocate for regional arts. Her recent platform paper, RESTLESS GIANT: Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia made a solid case for investment in and recognition of the work of our regionally based artists and arts organisations. Lindy will be kicking the day off with a keynote looking at the transition of regional arts practice and the way the arts and cultural festivals are transforming regional cities and towns.

Lindy Hume’s appearance is made possible thanks to REROC





Jess Cook has been involved in a range of events and creative projects over the last 15 years. From running collaborative art events and helping to manage large-scale festivals, her latest endeavour is arguably the most ambitious. As Founding Member and Managing Director of Sydney’s 107 Projects, she’s been integral in creating an impressive cultural space in central Sydney. Jess will be talking about making spaces for creative practice.

Jess Cook’s appearance is made possible thanks to RDA-Riverina

Esther Anatolitis

Esther Anatolitis fosters local, regional, national and international perspectives on contemporary arts issues as one of the nation’s leading advocates for the arts. Her practice rigorously integrates professional and artistic modes of working to create collaborations, projects and workplaces that promote a critical reflection on practice. She is currently the Executive Director of NAVA.

Monica Davidson

Monica Davidson is a creative business facilitator and mentor specialising in creative business. She offers resources for creative businesses and individuals. She is the self-decribed ‘doyenne’ of creative plus business. Her presentation ‘Get ready for the boom’ looks at the global creative industries boom, and discusses how creative practitioners, and other interested stakeholders can make the most of this optimistic future trend.


Vic McEwan

Vic McEwan is the Artistic Director of The Cad Factory, an innovative arts organisation based in regional NSW. He explores experimental and contemporary arts practice in partnership with diverse sectors.   Vic’s practice involves working with sound, video, installation and performance, with a particular interest in site-specific work. He is interested in creating new dynamics by working with diverse partners and exploring difficult themes within the lived experience of communities and localities.

Vic is currently working on a performed presentation for SHIFT