Robyn Gawenda

General Manager


Robyn’s career in the arts has been driven by her unassailable belief in the power it has to change lives and build cohesive, engaged and harmonious communities. A passionate arts manager, Robyn has experience delivering projects in the the not-for-profit and government sectors.

Robyn was a Project Officer at Multicultural Arts Victoria before joining Creative Victoria in 2016, where she was responsible for supporting the delivery of arts and music grants programs, later stepping into the role of Departmental Liaison Officer for the Minister for Creative Industries and Equality in the Victorian State Government. As the Creative Industries and Equality Departmental Liaison Officer, Robyn established effective relationships between Creative Victoria, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Ministerial Office, facilitating the approval of policies related to theĀ Creative StateĀ strategy and Equality policy agenda. Robyn is an active board member of L2R Next Gen Inc., a charity based in Melbourne’s west that provides opportunities for young people to participate in dance.

Robyn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Arts Management from RMIT.