Richard Watts

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

Richard's Latest Articles


Exit interview: Sean Pardy, Brown’s Mart Theatre

In his time at Brown's Mart, Pardy has witnessed the NT arts ecology strengthen and expand.


On the move: Latest sector appointments

Music in the Regions appoints inaugural Executive Director, theatre director joins Creative Victoria, Adelaide Fringe extends Director’s contract, and more.

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First Nations CEO joins Artback NT

ArtsHub speaks with Shay Vigona-Goudge, the new CEO of the Territory’s visual and performing arts development and touring agency.


Maintaining mental health after lockdown

Registrations are now open for the latest Recovery Roadmap Webinar, featuring registered psychologist Greta Bradman.


How performance skills can aid in the workplace

Presenting online is harder than it looks, especially if public speaking already makes you nervous. A NIDA Corporate course could…


On the Move: Latest sector appointments

New trustees, new cadets, new CEOs and co-Directors and a new Chair appointed.


Celebrating 40 years of Terrapin

Four decades on, Tasmania's beloved puppet company is thriving.


Stage managers form new national association

Providing professional development opportunities, a greater sense of community and even a national award are among the SMA AU’s goals.


$15M support for VIC as rehearsals begin for some

Individuals can apply for one-off grants of $5000 to develop new work or undertake professional development.


On the Move: latest sector appointments

Mitchell Conservatorium CEO moves on, NIDA welcomes First Nations Consultant, and more.

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