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Ms. Tammy Ryan

Frankston Arts Centre , Coordinator Arts Programming & Development Frankston, Australia www.thefac.com.au

Biography:

Tammy is the Coordinator, Programming & Arts Development at Frankston Arts Centre. Tammy’s experience  in the performing arts sector spans over 15 years with extensive experience delivering dynamic events, festivals  and public programs with tertiary qualifications in Contemporary Arts (Dance) and Arts Management. Tammy’s current role encompasses a broad range of activities involving an array of artistic genres from managing small scale events to major arts projects from conceptualisation, programming and community engagement. A key project for the next two years is Make’n’ Move Frankston, funded by the Australia Council Creative Presentation – Dance.  The program will present a broad range of contemporary dance performances and audience engagement opportunities under a holistic program that will include workshops, artist residencies, professional development, Q & A’s and industry events.

Curatorial Statement:

Frankston Arts Centre (FAC) is one of the largest outer metropolitan arts venues in Australia incorporating an 800 seat theatre, 5 exhibition spaces, function centre, 192 seat black box theatre,  creative arts hub and a unique digital art space. The centre is recognised for its commitment to presenting contemporary dance and strives to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form to build new audiences and provide further opportunities for dance makers. Challenging the stereotypes and perceptions that contemporary dance often faces, particularly in regional and outer metro areas is a key aim of the Make ’n’ Move program and an ongoing commitment of the FAC.