Kath is an established independent creative producer, working through her company Kath Papas Productions. She grounds her practice in Australia’s geographic location in the Asia Pacific, and has worked extensively on collaborations, co-productions and touring in Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and China, in particular. Kath Papas Productions works with a small group of independent artists and companies from concept to touring, regionally, nationally and internationally. Her other current role is Senior Producer, First Nations Lead, with APAM/ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.
Kath was Creative Producer for Melbourne’s Green Room Awards Ceremony from 2016-2019; producer of the National Dance Forum for 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 Arts Learning 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.