On the move: Latest sector appointments

Music in the Regions appoints inaugural Executive Director, theatre director joins Creative Victoria, Adelaide Fringe extends Director’s contract, and more.

Intercultural dance theatre company Marrugeku has appointed Natalie Smith to the role of Producer and Operations Manager.

A dedicated creative producer and programmer with over nine years’ experience in the arts industry, Smith was previously Producer at Abbotsford Convent, programming Convent Kids and Convent Live and delivering large scale partnership programs with AsiaTOPA, Midsumma and Melbourne Fringe. In 2019 she delivered Dance Massive as Festival Coordinator, with Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre. She has also held producing roles in Australia and abroad with Dancehouse and the Keir Choreographic Awards, University of Melbourne in partnership with National Gallery Victoria and Victorian College for the Arts; and Hillscenelive festival in the Yarra Ranges.

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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