Merryn Carter Consultant

Merryn is an experienced arts management consultant and researcher who works with arts organisations of all shapes and sizes around Australia.

(See for more details.) Merryn is a highly experienced arts management consultant and researcher with over 20 years experience in business planning, arts marketing, development, ticketing and audience research with performing arts companies and venues, festivals, galleries and visual arts organisations around Australia. Merryn held the senior marketing and development roles for the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Theatre Company and the Australia Business Arts Foundation. Originally trained as a musician (with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne), she also has an MBA from Melbourne Business School. Current and previous clients include Civic Theatre Newcastle, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts, CircuitWest, NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts), Her Majesty’s Theatre Ballarat, Riverlinks Shepparton, The Substation, APACA (Australian Performing Arts Centres Association), VAPAC (Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres), Country Arts WA, the Australia Council for the Arts (for the National Touring Scan with Culture Counts, the ADVICE project and ATSIA organisations mentoring), Next Wave Festival, Opera Australia, Macedon Ranges Shire, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B Belvoir St, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, object galleries and stores, dancehouse, Australian Commercial Galleries Association, and Perth Theatre Trust. Merryn is available for general arts management consulting and marketing, marketing planning, business planning, ticketing systems evaluation, audience development and research projects anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.

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