General Manager, Digital Futures + Program Delivery at Federation Square, Melbourne
Matt oversees Fed Square’s year-round public program of over 2000 events and activities. Spanning multicultural community festivals, original art commissions, commercial activations, live performances, 24/7 screen-based content and a variety of seasonal initiatives, the program is an ever-evolving, dynamic mix of influences originating from throughout the entire community. Matt has worked at Fed Square since 2008 and before that spent 10 years working in the UK for a variety of arts organisations including Brighton Festival, England’s largest multi-arts festival, where he was associate producer of the theatre program for four years.
In this time, Brighton Festival developed an international reputation as an incubator of cutting-edge, site-specific performance and visual arts projects delivered in unconventional contexts, as a strategy to broaden the appeal, impact and opportunities for public engagement in the arts. Prior to that, Matt was instrumental in establishing The Basement, South East England’s leading production company and venue for the presentation of interdisciplinary and live art. Matt holds a Master of Arts in Media & Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London.