Our Creative Workers in Schools Team

 

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Dave Rogers, Statewide Program Manager 

Creative Workers in Schools
Phone: 0484 349 301

drogers@rav.net.au

Dave Rogers is a music maker, podcast creator and audio enthusiast. He has a background in Behavioural Science and Education and has worked in the grey area between arts and education for over a decade. Dave has produced records for some of Melbourne’s most budget-strapped indie bands, created podcasts for Monash University, Asia Education Foundation and Barwon Health and creates music under several different guises including The Shops, Teenage Magpie and Sick Jumps. Before joining the RAV team, he was the Manager of Strategy and Innovation at The Song Room and the Manager of Creative Learning at Arts Centre Melbourne. 

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson, Area Manager, Creative Workers in Schools, Eastern Victoria

Ph: 0477 576 935
satkinson@rav.net.au

Since completing a Bachelor of Arts (hons Art History) at the University of Melbourne and Certificate of Business Management (Box Hill Tafe), Sarah has developed an art and small business practice alongside working for the National Gallery of Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Wellington Shire Council. Sarah volunteered for the Yeshe De Sacred Text Preservation Project (Berkeley) and on return to Australia joined the team at the Digital Learning Hub (ACM), sparking a love for arts education. In 2012 she found her home in Gippsland, working at The Wedge Theatre and then Gippsland Art Gallery where she worked with artists across Gippsland to develop the business success of their art practice and promoted youth arts development. Partnerships, mentoring and making the links is her jam!  

Christy Flaws

Christy Flaws, Area Manager, Creative Workers in Schools, Northern Victoria

Ph: 0431 608 389
cflaws@rav.net.au

Christy is the Northern Area Regional Manager for the Creative Workers in Schools Initiative. She has been working for over 15 years as an artist, facilitator, director and manager of community arts projects ranging from circus, physical theatre, visual arts, storytelling, community publishing, flash mob dances and film. Christy is also founder/director of physical theatre company Asking for Trouble and has created and performed in various award-winning works which have toured regionally, nationally and internationally since 2008. She loves connecting people with opportunities and making things happen, she is passionate about the kinds of transformational process that artists can deliver in schools and the many different ways they approach this work.

Amelia Kingston

Amelia Kingston, Area Manager, Creative Workers in Schools, Western Victoria

Ph: 0428 141 802
akingston@rav.net.au

Amelia started work as a potter in Stawell when she was 16 years old. She had an amazing teacher who inspired her to keep creating and to keep learning. From there she completed her degree in Literature and Philosophy, minoring in Arts, then completing and honours year in ceramics. From their Amelia worked as Primary school Art/music/classroom teacher for the next 11 years, whilst also working as a restaurant manager, and on her pottery. In the past 7 years Amelia has worked a part time teacher, using the rest of her time to concentrate on her pottery and business AKA, being a mum, grant writing for local schools and in her (and her husbands) biggest project, working on building their own home. Amelia works for RAV as the Western Region Manager for the Creative Workers in Schools Program, and loves building the connections between schools, artists, and students.  

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Priya Namana, Area Manager, Creative Workers in Schools, Metropolitan Melbourne

Ph: 0484 359 639
pnamana@rav.net.au

Priya Namana is a practicing Indian contemporary artist living and working on the unceded lands of the people of the Kulin Nations in Naarm. She is interested in lending her voice and democratizing the value of artist led thinking in spaces that are held by the architecture of current systemic and structural problems. Priya has previously applied her approach, methodology and research as an artist across different sectors and direct community engagement contexts and brings this framework to the Creative Worker in School program at Regional Arts Victoria.

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Hannah Schneider, Area Manager, Creative Workers in Schools, Metropolitan Melbourne

Ph: 0467540671
hschneider@rav.net.au

Originally from Canberra, Hannah has been immersed in the arts since the age of 3, when she was put into dance classes to get out of her mum’s hair. Moving to Rome straight after college, she worked in world class museums and galleries and became passionate about history, arts education and eating as much pasta as possible. Upon returning to Australia, Hannah has built up her arts administration expertise in roles at Arts Centre Melbourne and Creative Victoria, and is thrilled to share her love of spreadsheets with the Creative Workers in Schools team at Regional Arts Victoria.  

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Alli Walker, Communications Coordinator, Creative Workers in Schools

Ph: 0460 845 764
awalker@rav.net.au

Alli is based in North East Victoria and has a wide and varied background covering areas from health and education to tourism and events.  She loves working in the digital space to assist small businesses to promote their "product" and make it easily accessible.  She is a great supporter of the creative arts 'scene' in her local area and is incredibly grateful for people who get things done!

Angela Pamic, Human Resources Manager
Ph: 0460 845 709 

apamic@rav.net.au

Born and raised in North Eastern Victoria, Angela is now a Melbourne based Arts Manager, Producer and passionate advocate for independent artists. With over 20 years’ experience in the arts sector, Angela has worked across Theatre, Dance, Physical Theatre, Circus and Puppetry in various roles including Arts Officer (Moreland City Council); Project Manager (Arts West), Project Producer (Dance Massive 2015); Associate Producer (Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Black Hole Theatre); Membership & Marketing Manager (Australian Circus & Physical Theatre Association [ACAPTA]); Program Manager (Theatre Network Victoria); and General Manager (Theatre Works).  Her early career as a Production, Tour and Stage Manager, saw her tour extensively throughout Australia, Europe and Canada with companies including Oz Opera, Handspan Theatre, Strange Fruit and Arena Theatre Company to name a few.