An arts and cultural management specialist Merryn has an extensive background in strategic thinking and community engagement.
Merryn’s career has spanned the length and breadth of the arts sector in Australia, with a particular focus on performing arts, community arts, arts programming and the Australian performing arts touring circuit. Merryn is a highly respected industry professional. With experience traversing local government, small, medium and large arts organisations, festivals and tertiary institutions, Merryn’s depth of knowledge comes with demonstrated sound business methodologies and practises.
Merryn works to build unified approaches to sustainable strategic change. Solutions and results focussed, she has worked closely with communities and community organisations to build and re-build solid foundations and relationships.
Working as a consultant for the last 6 years, Merryn has forged a solid reputation, bringing a creative edge to projects and delivering visionary thinking with grass roots engagement, supporting organisations and individuals in navigating through complex issues to bring clarity of thought and direction. Most recently Merryn worked with Swan Hill Rural City Council in the development of the inaugural 4-year Creative Strategy for the region, and the development of strategic and business plans for The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) which was established as part of the Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works strategy.
Merryn runs corporate workshops in leadership skills development with middle managers and team leaders and is developing an undergraduate course in Cultural Leadership for Federation University, Ballarat. She is currently Festival Director for ChillOut Festival Daylesford and CEO of Peninsula Summer Music Festival.
Merryn can work with your teams, community or organisation to build a unified approach to sustainable strategic change. Solutions and results focussed, Merryn is a visionary and futurist providing the CREATIVE EDGE to all development - personal, professional and strategic.
Merryn studied Drama and Media Studies at Rusden State College and holds a Masters in Executive Business Administration (MBA).
Merryn’s Core Skills include:
Merryn is available as a key note speaker, presenter and MC for events and conferences.
M: +61 431 126 125