Paola Balla is a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman with Italian and Chinese heritage. She is an artist, curator, writer, educator and speaker. Paola developed the first Indigenous arts program at Footscray Community Arts Centre, where she continues as a member of the Indigenous Advisory Group. She was a senior curator on the First Peoples exhibition at Melbourne Museum, curated Sovereignty, and co-curated Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. She teaches at Victoria University.
The Fair Play project, funded by Creative Victoria, is an equity and inclusion capacity building program for organisations that receive multi-year funding through Creative Victoria.
The Fair Play symposium will platform the knowledges, leading practices and lived experiences of First Nations, Disability, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse creative practitioners.