Sally Blackwood ©Sam English for Louisville Ballet

Sally Blackwood ©Sam English for Louisville Ballet


Artist. Thinker. Advocate.

Panel Speaker
Guildhouse ‘Tools for Advocacy’ Panel
Commissioned by Guildhouse to deliver a presentation as part of the information session ‘Tools for Advocacy’ for the 2021 Guildhouse reVision Winter Speaker Series Program.
Presenters: Esther Anatolitis, Kelli McCluskey, Makeda Duong and Sally Blackwood
Watch Panel Here
3 June 2021

Artist Mentor and Guest Facilitator
BREC Artist Retreat 2021
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) Western Australia
May 2021

Collaborative Creation across Borders and Art Forms: A Director’s Perspective on Opera and Internationalization (Chapter 5): Theatre and Internationalization Perspectives from Australia, Germany, and Beyond
Routledge UK, October 2020

Sector Consultation Participant
re-imagine: What Next? Australia Council
September 2020

Guest Presenter & Discussion Facilitator
Advocacy in the Arts
A discussion on strategy, collaboration, process and facilitation.
Australia Council Leaders Program 2019-2020
February 2020

Key instigator, leader and facilitator
Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit
Australia Council, Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS.
This Summit was an opportunity for deeper discussion of the issues and challenges, and included participants from other sectors where positive shifts had taken place more recently. Moderated by Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, there were 29 participants including composers, singers, producers, and administrators representing a wide range of expertise and organisations from across the country. It was acknowledged throughout the day that many other people, including those active in the discourse were keen to participate in the Summit, but a focused day of discussion was required to establish the best structures for moving forward.
Call-to-action: Opera and the Doing of women
Limelight in-depth Shifting the Opera Gaze
Summary of discussions
Opera Summit: Decolonising the High Arts, part A by Sonya Holowell
Opera Summit: Decolonising the High Arts, Part B by Sonya Holowell
Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit: the listener’s account by Harriet Cunningham
Monday 2 December 2019

Writer/Thinker in Residence
HI-VIZ Practice Exchange 2019
Chamber Made at The Substation Newport Melbourne
Published reflection Hi-Viz leads by example — with generosity, openness and inclusivity.
2-3 September 2019

Host & Panel Facilitator
ArtState Tamworth
Panel facilitator and ArtsNW Board delegate
Panel: Weathering Change – the evolving landscape for independent artists
With much of the discourse concerning regional performing arts focussed on venues and organisations, what is the experience and role of the independent artists in our communities? How do they navigate continual changing arts policies yet maintain their careers and practice? Adam Deusien Artistic Director Lingua Franca; Sophie Jones Musician, Smith and Jones; Vic McEwan Artistic Director The CAD Factory.
31 October – 3 November 2019

Panel Speaker
Indy Theatre Forum Tamworth
Critical Stages and Theatre Network NSW
Panel included Adam Deusien Artistic Director Lingua Franca; Caroline Dunphy Co-Artistic Director Belloo Creative; and Host Chris Bendall Critical Stages Touring. Listen here.
Thursday 31 October 2019

Host & Panel Facilitator
Diversity in Australian Literature
Scone Literary Festival
Saturday 10 November 2018