So you want my arts job: Fringe Festival Director

Kerri Glasscock discusses the skills required to helm NSW’s largest independent arts festival.

Starting out as a country girl with big dreams and a passion for acting, CEO and Festival Director of Sydney Fringe, Kerri Glasscock, is a force to be reckoned with. She is the founding co-director of artist-run company 505 and in 2011, was named in the ‘100 Most Influential and Inspiring People’ list by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Beyond the walls of 505, Glasscock has worked in various roles in the Sydney arts scene as performer, director and theatre practitioner. She was appointed as CEO and Festival Director of the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2013 and has since then nurtured Sydney Fringe from a small community event to the largest independent arts festival in NSW.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_