Our People


City of Gold Coast
Feros Care
HOTA, Home of The Arts
Bleach Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
Brisbane Festival
City of Darebin
City of Boroondara
Ar Tour
Red Ridge Interior
Outback Festival
Festival 2018
The Moves Festival
Bundanon Trust
Art Is…Festival

City of Whittlesea
David Stavanger
All The Queens Men
Nadia Sunde
Byron Coathup
Liz Woods
Nick Lavers
Kristian Santic
The Rooftops
Sex on Toast
Josh Wilkinson
Darcy Grant
Gregory Lorenzutti
Luke McDonald
Tim Morrissey

Scott Bromiley
James Wright
Rafael Karlen
Tamara Rewse
Christian Baggin
Emily Tomlins
Daniele Constance
Logan Preste
Chris Paget
Alex Podger
Melissa Western
Alicia Min Harvie
Charles Thomas Ball
Hsin-Ju Ely
Travis Ross

Ashleigh White
Daniela Farinacci
Christian Bagin
Claudio Kirac
Michelle Xen
Luke Smiles
Felicity Horsley
Benge Ballen
Aimee Gray
Dan Witton
Hannah Murphy
Yvette Turnball
Carmel Duffy
Richard Vabre

Board Members

Donna Orazio- Chair

Donna is a highly experienced leader in the arts industry having worked across a broad spectrum of roles including general manager positions, strategy, development, philanthropy and fundraising. She has worked in senior positions for some of Queensland’s highest profile arts organisations including Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australian Performing Arts Market, Expressions Dance Company, Circa and arTour. In addition to her work within the arts sector, Donna is a Board Member for Loreto College, Coorparoo.

Tara Hastings - Company Secretary

Tara is a Lawyer and Commercial Counsel who runs her own business, Hastings Consultancy. She is currently a Director of Aquis Park, home of the Gold Coast Turf Club and Event Centre and General Counsel and Board Secretary to Racing Queensland.

Richard Holliday- Director

Richard is a strategic marketing, communication, media and stakeholder relations Executive with extensive experience working across Government sectors and Tourism as well as consumer products and services with leading global brands.

Ann-Maree Willett- Director

Ann-Maree Willett is a strategic partnerships and business development specialist within the creative industries. She is a designer in her own right, having worked in Milan, Paris, London and New York, received a Churchill Fellowship in design, and participated in international trade missions. She liaises between industry, creatives and government, to maximise mutually beneficial business relationships. Ann-Maree joined UAP (Urban Art Projects), in 2016, in Strategic Partnerships.

Kate Baggerson – Founding Director

Kate is an experienced senior producer of festivals, community cultural development projects and contemporary multi-art events. She has worked across Australia for leading arts organisations such as MONA FOMA, Salamanca Arts Centre, the Woodford Folk Festival (Major Projects Producer) and the Gold Coast’s Bleach* Festival (Associate Director).

Ian Pidd – Founding Director

Ian is a Melbourne based theatre and festival director. He has vast experience with Arts boards and not for profit organisations having sat on the boards of Back To Back, Snuff Puppets, Arts Access, ASIALINK performing arts board, The Village Inc, Junction Arts Festival, Melbourne Fringe (Chair), as well as five year stint on the City Of Melbourne’s Culture And Arts Advisory Board. He is currently Chair of Elbow Room in Melbourne and sits on the Green Room panel. He has sat on funding panels for the Australia Council, Arts Victoria (now Creative Victoria), City Of Melbourne, Regional Arts Victoria and Arts Tasmania.

Rebecca Reid – Founding Director

Bec Reid is an Australian based performer, producer, director, choreographer and engagement specialist.  For 20 years, Bec has passionately worked in the space where professional artists and communities of interest meet; collaborating with communities and artists nationally and internationally. In 2017-18, Bec was a Fellowship recipient from the Australia Council for the Arts. Bec has served on arts boards such as Lucy Guerin Inc, Ausdance Victoria Inc, Stompin, Aphids and regularly mentors young and emerging artists formally and informally.


We are hugely grateful to our community, presentation and funding partners without which we would not be able to deliver our purpose To Move Communities and deliver outcomes within the community.

Key Partners

Everybody NOW are supported by The City of Gold Coast and are proudly supported by HOTA Home of the Arts as a HOTA Home Company

Project Partners

Gram Slam is proudly supported by Founding Partner Feros Care

Tin Can Tapes has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Previous Presenting Partners

HOTA, Home of The Arts
Bleach Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
Brisbane Festival
Gympie Regional Council
City of Darebin
City of Boroondara
Ar Tour

Red Ridge Interior
Outback Festival
Festival 2018
The Moves Festival
Bundanon Trust
Art Is…Festival
City of Whittlesea