Angela Conquet is a Melbourne-based independent curator and dance specialist working across and within a multiplicity of disciplines, contexts and territories, locally and globally. Her 20-year career spans two continents and brings artistic and executive expertise in performing arts, festivals, arts leadership, publishing, arts policy and advocacy. She is the former Artistic Director/CEO of Dancehouse Melbourne (2011-2020). Prior to relocating to Australia in 2011, she led the dance AIR programs of Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris’ largest independent arts centre. She is the Founder and the Managing Editor of Dancehouse Diary, a free publication connecting the body to the social and the political. She is a member of AND+/Asian Network for Dance, of the Green Room Awards Dance panel and recent fellow of the Saison Foundation Japan. Educated in Public Administration and Arts Management at France’s most politically engaged university (Paris8), she considers art and culture as a socio-political practice to activate imagination, creativity and change. She is currently undertaking a PhD in dance-specific curatorial practices at the University of Melbourne.
What is the role of artists in changing our systems? This is a series for artists and arts workers to explore big ideas, how they relate to conditions in our sector, with provocations and opportunities to start imagining what change might look like.
Little Lunch Online (LLOL) is a daily online meet up and creative exchange to support the Australian arts sector during the Corona Virus pandemic.