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Imagine the Arts
In 2021 we will explore the opportunities for the arts following a year of crisis, isolation, inequity, and realization. Highlighting the performing arts’ resiliency and innate creativity, we will reflect upon the sustainability of our leadership, practice, and environment. Empathy, values, social justice, and economy will be highlighted as we consider our future in this unchartered territory. Through our first fully virtual congress, let us imagine the arts and move forward, together.
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Meet the Planning Committee
Rebecca Dawson is Executive Director and joint CEO of Punchdrunk, the pioneering immersive theatre company. Responsible for the charity’s strategic direction, she works closely with Punchdrunk’s creative teams to realise the ambition and impact of its remarkable work. Previous roles include Executive Director at Candoco Dance Company, the world's leading contemporary dance company employing disabled and non-disabled dancers, Senior Project Manager for Arts Council England’s London 2012 Cultural Programme and Arts Council England’s Relationship Manager for Dance in London. Rebecca is a Board member of ISPA (International Society of Performing Arts) and the Frank Haines Memorial Trust, funding community projects in East London, and from 2012-16 was Chair of Daily Life Ltd, the creative vehicle of radical live artist Bobby Baker.
Martin Inthamoussú is the President and CEO of SODRE in Uruguay generating the new business model for the period 2020-2025.
He is a professor at the Catholic University of Uruguay and a teacher of the Diploma in Cultural Management of the Itaú Foundation.
He is regularly invited to present at international symposia around the world.
He is a fellow of the Devos Institute for Arts Managers for senior executives of arts management at the University of Maryland, USA.
He holds a BA in Theater Studies from the University of Manchester, UK. He has an MA in Communication with an emphasis in Reception and Culture from the Catholic University of Uruguay. He also has a postgraduate degree in arts education from the OEI / MEC. He has obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in International Cultural Affairs from the University of Girona, Spain. He studied Cultural Management, Performance Venues Administration and Cultural Marketing at the Miguel de Cervantes University, Spain.
He was a guest student at the Faculty of Arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He received the danceWEB Europe scholarship (2003 and 2004) in Austria sponsored by UNESCO Uruguay and the Dutch Performing Arts Fund and the SIWIC scholarship in Switzerland (2005). He has been awarded the Artistic Training and Creation Stimulus Fund granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Uruguay in the period 2012-2014. He was a resident artist at the American Dance Festival in the United States in 2014. He was an international fellow at the International Society for the Performing Arts in 2018 and 2019.
Since 2013, he has worked for SODRE in Uruguay, the oldest cultural institution in the country dedicated to the development of audiences, the promotion of culture and art, artistic education, the development of traditions and the pursuit of artistic excellence. , taking its services to the whole country and beyond its borders. Within the institution, Inthamoussú has been commissioned to create the Contemporary Dance Area of the National School of Dance, of which he is the founder. He is responsible for the main changes that the ENFAS have had in the last five years, transforming them and achieving national and regional recognition like never before. In SODRE he has also developed different programs that work on access to culture for citizens across the country.
Planning Committee Members
Executive Manager & Artistic Programmer
Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Creative Producer
Program and Advancement Senior Lead
Director of Programming and Audiences
Director of Touring & Artist Management
Melbourne Congress Host