Meet our new Managing Editor

Writer, editor and actor Madeleine Swain joins the ArtsHub team.

With over 25 years’ experience as an editor and journalist, most recently as Managing Editor at Niche Media, Madeleine Swain commenced in the new role of Managing Editor at ArtsHub this week.

Swain brings a wealth of editorial experience to the role as well as a deep love for the arts. An experienced actor in the independent theatre sector, she has previously worked as an arts presenter and producer on ABC television, in community radio, and as President of Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Swain also currently sits on the board of JOY Media, the umbrella organisation of JOY Radio 94.9FM.

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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