People

The people at Access2Arts represent a depth of experience.  We believe that the work we do can change arts and culture.

Check our Awesome team below.

Capabilities

Arts and Disability Leadership 100%
Supporting Deaf and Disabled Artists and Audiences 100%
Creative & Accessible Projects 100%
Coffee drinking 90%
Delivering Audio Description 100%
Access Consultation 100%
Enthusiasm for doing the Robot 90%
Partnerships and Collaborations 100%

Staff

Martin Sawtell

Business Director

Growing up Martin wanted to be an astronaut but instead fell in love with arts administration. He has now spent over 15 years working as an arts manager, arts marketer and an experienced Community Cultural Development practitioner. Martin has supports the development of artists, arts organisations and communities to build their knowledge and capacity in areas of project development, planning and budgeting. He is passionate about equality and ensuring equity and believes that disability arts provides a space for this to happen. Martin describes his leadership style as quite and the team see him as quite a leader!

Jody Holdback

Audio Description Coordinator

Jody is a long-time patron of the arts, particularly theatre, with musical theatre being an all-time favourite. Recreationally she has been involved with ballroom dancing, tap and jazz dancing but chose to follow the legal profession as a career. She has had many years advocating for people who are blind or vision impaired in various areas. Jody Joined Access2Arts in 2015 working with audio description and audiences, one of her many passions. She has now moved into Audio description coordination and also assists with business administration. Jody has a background in law/advocacy, certificate IV in Front line Management and is currently studying a Diploma in Business.

Board

Access2Arts are under the direction of a board of directors who are:

Michael Taggart

Chair

Neil Lillecrapp

Deputy Chair

Paul Francis

Treasurer

Kay Jamieson

Kyra Kimpton

Gaele Sobott