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Kath Papas

Kath established Kath Papas Productions, specialising in contemporary dance and performance. Kath’s preferred mode is to work with a small group of artists from concept and development through to presentation and touring. Her current artists include leading dance artists Yumi Umiumare and Tony Yap, choreographer Clare Dyson, and theatremaker Kate Hunter. For almost a decade now, Kath has worked on co-productions and touring in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, China, and South America. Kath is also Creative Producer for the ground-breaking performance company Finucane & Smith, working with the company regionally, nationally, and internationally, and has been Creative Producer for Melbourne’s Green Room Awards Ceremony since 2016. Kath was the producer of the National Dance Forum for the Australia Council for the Arts and Ausdance National for 2011 and 2013 and co-producer of the 2015 edition. She also co-produced the 2015 National Dance Forum for the Australia Council of the Arts. Her previous board roles include Next Wave Festival, where she was Deputy Chair from 2012 to 2016, Arts Access Victoria and Arts Industry Council Victoria. From 2003 to 2009, she was Director/CEO of Ausdance Victoria, developing and delivering advocacy and industry development, festivals, conferences, and awards.