So you want my arts job: Producer, Perth Festival

If you're organised, a good listener, good humoured and comfortable sitting with fear, being a producer might be the job for you, according to Perth Festival's Anna Kosky.

Anna Kosky is an Arts Producer living and working on Noongar Boodjar. She is currently Producer at Perth Festival producing 2021 events including The Literature Weekend, A Day of Ideas and Hymns for End Times. Kosky has been instrumental in delivering some of Perth Festival’s most memorable and complex large-scale arts events, including The Giants (as Production Manager) and Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak in Kings Park 2017 and 2019 (Project Manager and Producer). She has also led teams to deliver Home (2016), Siren Song (2017) and Place des Anges (2012).

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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