During a time of unprecedented pressure on Australia’s arts industry, I was privileged to work on the 2016-2020 strategic plan that won Dancehouse – Australia’s premier centre for independent dance – four years of funding from the Australia Council for the Arts.
This funding success occurred as part of an exceptionally competitive funding round, due to government cuts of $104 million over four years in the Australia Council’s budget. The funding round resulted in 128 of 262 applicants being funded, with 65 organisations being defunded.
Working to tight deadlines, I gave detailed feedback on early drafts of Dancehouse’s strategic plan, advancing and structuring the organisation’s thinking, and helping to identify a strong through line of argument. I then worked on the final draft of the plan to further refine Dancehouse’s strategic thought and communication.