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Festivals and Co-Operatives: A Creative Revolutionaries Panel & Networking...

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St Paul’s Creative Centre

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As part of the Creative Revolutionaries series, this panel and networking event is brought to you by the Don Dunstan Foundation and the Thinkers in Residence Program, and the Sia Furler Institute at the University of Adelaide.


Join our five spectacular guests as they explore the benefits of co-operatives for the creative industries - especially in regards to art festivals and the music industry. This includes the possibilities offered by worker-owned co-operatives and enterprise co-operatives.

The panel, moderated by Christie Anthoney, will include:

Christie Anthoney (Moderator) - CEO of Festivals Adelaide
Thinker in Residence, Dr Guy Turnbull (UK) - Social Entrepreneur & Former Managing Director of Care & Share Associates (CASA)
Rohan Clarke - The Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals
Heather Croall - Director and CEO of the Adelaide Fringe
Anne Wiberg - Event and Program Producer, Music Programmer, Board Director
• Leah Blankendaal - Arts & Cultural Facilitator with Regional Development Australia


Doors open at 5PM and there will be a cash bar as well!


Christie Anthoney
CEO of Festivals Adelaide

Christie is an experienced arts leader who has worked in the festivals, education and arts sector for over 20 years. Committed to the ‘profit for purpose’ sector, she has experience in senior management, artistic direction, public policy development, event delivery and strategic solutions.

She has a strong commitment to social outcomes that progress creativity, support artists and generate wealth. Through working in Scotland, Canada and across Australia, with experienced professionals in the arts and cultural sector, Christie has built a vast network and is always just degrees away from the right person for the job. She is a well regarded ‘connector’.

She is able to conceptualize, think in broad framework and yet deliver in practical ways, which, she is told, is quite unique. Christie feels purpose in assisting creativity to be used and valued in today’s society.

Christie is currently the CEO of Festivals Adelaide, the network of 11 Arts and Cultural Festivals in South Australia – working together for the betterment of the sector and artists across the globe.


Thinker in Residence, Dr Guy Turnbull (UK)
Social Entrepreneur & Former Managing Director of Care & Share Associates (CASA)

Guy has been embedded in the co-operative and social enterprise sector since 1988 and is the former full-time managing director of Care & Share Associates Limited (CASA), an employee owned social enterprise he helped to found in 2004. He previously worked across the UK as a social economy consultant, specialising in business planning, social franchising and replication, programme leadership, training, research and strategic planning.

His recent achievements include driving the growth of Care & Share Associates Ltd from a start-up pioneering social franchise to a £17m t/o employee owned social enterprise and creating ‘RED’ (Rapid Enterprise Development Workshops), an innovative training approach to social enterprise development with people with a disability. In 2016 his work in the care sector was recognised by The Great British Care Awards where he became national winner in the ‘Outstanding Contribution To Social Care’ category.

He was also the winning UK national finalist in EY’s prestigious global competition, ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’. In 2017, his work was recognised by Social Enterprise UK, through the award of an Honorary Fellowship.


Rohan Clarke
The Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals

Rohan is Chairman of the BCCM’s Platform Cooperative Taskforce and is leading initiatives to develop shared technology, skills and understanding across Australia’s cooperative sector. His current work includes partnering with industry organisations to develop co-operative approaches to the gig economy.

Bringing 17 years experience in global financial markets, he offers financial and corporate strategy expertise to help organisations grow their communities. Rohan is co-founder of Geddup, a distributed organising platform used by schools, universities, trade unions and community groups. He is also a Director of Co-operative Bonds, Treasurer and co-founder of the Co-op Incubator, and founding member of a co-working community, the 888 Co-operative Causeway.


Heather Croall
Director and CEO of the Adelaide Fringe

Heather first worked at The Adelaide Fringe running events and venues from 1992– 2002, spent a decade interstate and overseas running festivals and events and took up the position of CEO at the Adelaide Fringe in 2015.

She is known as a visionary in the creative sector who delivers innovative festival programs, new audiences and organisational growth. She has specific expertise in partner engagement, capital acquisition and digital transformation. With an international career in Film, TV and the Arts, Heather has a strong track record in implementing organisational change and capacity building. She has grown audience bases in all festivals she has led and has transitioned a number of festivals and creative sector organisations into the digital age. Under her leadership, every festival she has run has seen an increase in turn over, been met with high critical acclaim, delivered growth in ticket sales and expanded audience demographic.

Anne Wiberg
Event and Program Producer, Music Programmer, Board Director

Anne Wiberg’s career has spanned local government, social work, community development, event management, project management in the corporate sector and producing events across the state. She worked in youth development, drug and alcohol counselling and youth homelessness for over 15 years, but her passion for the arts has drawn her to pursue a career in arts and music industries for the past twenty years.

Anne has worked in various roles on most major festivals in Adelaide including the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Fuse Festival and most recently as a Producer at Adelaide Festival. She is now self-employed with a client base including Darwin Festival, Adelaide Festival, the AIR Awards, Ruby Awards, Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Adelaide Festival Centre.

She also sits on the national Helpmann Awards contemporary music judging panel representing South Australia and Arts South Australia’s Peer Assessment panels.Anne has a strong background as board director having chaired the board of Music SA for the past five years and in 2017 she was appointed by the minister for a director position on the Dog and Cat Management Board. She mentors students annually for University of South Australia Business Mentorship program and continues her part-time hobby as a DJ.


Leah Blankendaal
Arts & Cultural Facilitator with Regional Development Australia

Leah Blankendaal is Arts & Cultural Facilitator with Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light & Adelaide Plains in partnership with Country Arts South Australia. She is also a composer and musician whose practice has taken her around the world. Leah's role with RDA focuses on the economic development of the creative industries, facilitating arts practitioners to develop sustainable business practices and working models for ongoing employment and entrepreneurship. A key area of interest for her is how the arts can contribute a creative and economically resilient community.



Please note this event is on Level 1 of the venue. For questions on access, contact elizabeth.reid@sa.gov.au

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