Amanda Haskard (Australia)

Amanda is a curator working in socially engaged practice. Her work produced in partnership with artists and communities has been presented across urban, regional and remote contexts in Australia and South East Asia. Her curatorial career spans artistic program design and management, exhibition management, community engagement, public programming, creative production and festivals. Amanda is passionate about harnessing the transformative power of the arts to facilitate advocacy, participation and artistic action. From 2010 to 2018 she was the Creative Producer at SIGNAL, City of Melbourne, where she established a program that brings artists and young people together to collaborate creatively. She was a founding member of Animatism, a project dedicated to artistic action and creative exchange between Melbourne and East Timor. She was the festival curator for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival in 2016 and currently lectures in socially engaged design practices at RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design. Amanda holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.