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 OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts