Celtic Arts Agency: Arts Administration

Jo has an extensive background in Arts Administration and is happy to talk to you about the needs of your organization or event.

Her arts expertise is in several areas:

Artistic Direction
Jo was Program Director for the National Folk Festival for 3 years, Singfest for 2 years, and the Traditional Music Program for the 1995 International Conference for Ethnomusicologists. She designed and ran weekend educational music retreats at Tapitallee, numerous workshops for visiting and local musicians and founded the National Folk Festival Easter School, which she directed for 5 years.

Festival/Event Management
Jo’s experience in management roles spanned human resources, administration and operations on the National Folk Festival, the Australian Early Music Fayre, two national Festival Organisers Conferences, and the Osibi African National Cultural Festival. Jo was a founding committee member and treasurer of Folk Alliance Australia and in 2001 established the Canberra Scottish Fiddle Club with fiddler Sarah Davies. Jo worked in Functions/Theatre Management at the Sydney Opera House.

Concert Promotion
Jo has promoted Canberra concerts for international touring Celtic acts Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Andy Irvine, Grey Larsen and André Marchand, Tony McManus and songwriters James Keelaghan and Kristina Olsen.


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