So you want my arts job: Artistic Director

If you can balance strategy, business and networking with creative inspiration, then working as an artistic director might be the job for you. Shaun Parker explains.

Shaun Parker is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, actor and counter-tenor whose work has spanned film, television and live theatre productions. He is Artistic Director of Shaun Parker & Company, which he founded in 2010.

Born on a grape-growing property in Mildura, and a graduate of the VCA, his work has toured to 18 countries including Germany, Sweden, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Malaysia, USA, Lebanon, Palestine and the UK. His choreographic works include: KING, REMOTE, In The Zone, Am I, Happy As Larry, This Show is About People, The Yard, SPILL, TROLLEYS, Rika’s Story, My Little Garden, Blue Love, TUT, Love Installment, Tenebrae III and the award winning short films The Love Trilogy and NO.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on 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 Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 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. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts

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