Esther Anatolitis

Esther Anatolitis is Deputy Chair of Contemporary Arts Precincts and Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT School of Art. Esther’s consultancy Test Pattern focuses on major creative precinct development as well as policy, strategy and public value.

Esther's Latest Articles

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Making an arts advocacy plan

With the next federal election likely for the first quarter of 2022, arts organisations are gearing up for big impact.

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Creating unexpected encounters

Why do we need unexpected encounters in our lives now more than ever? Esther Anatolitis explains and suggests three small…

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Advocacy that’s local, informed and connected: from research to action

In times of crisis, how can we use research for big picture change?

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Risk-managing a pandemic? Ask an artist

As lockdowns and restrictions limit the arts across the country, Esther Anatolitis believes the arts sector might just have the…

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A budget that risks flatlining our culture?

The arts got a passing reference in the Budget speeches this week but Esther Anatolitis couldn't see a vision for…

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Will the arts be talked up or down in the budget?

Ahead of the COVID-19 recovery budget, Esther Anatolitis looks at the narrative on the Creative Industries and what it might…

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Why artists should take over the COVID-19 Commission

Are artists best placed to come up with innovative ways to restart our society after lockdown? Esther Anatolitis asks why…

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The economic argument against the arts is over. The government lost.

There is plenty of evidence that highlights the crucial role of the arts in the economy so Esther Anatolitis wants…

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Confronting sexual harassment in your organisation

Taking on sexual harassment means acknowledging that arts organisations inherently work with power and this should be managed, according to…