Talented, hard-working, passionate and hooked on community engaged arts are just some of the ways to describe the people that keep Footscray Community Arts ticking along.
Meet our team.
Images: Some images feature Marks I in background. Marks I by Brook Andrew is a commissioned work for Footscray Community Arts, created with extensive community involvement, 2012.
Schools Program Producer
Alice has a background in Education Studies from Flinders University in Adelaide and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.
Allie Stapleton is an arts administrator with over 15 years experience in the arts and culture industries in Australia and the UK.
ArtLife Program and Inclusion Coordinator
Immersed in modes of dialogue, performance and story-telling, Amy’s practice is driven by social justice and the integrity of one’s own voice.
Artistic Program Manager
Asha Bee Abraham
Asha brings her experience as an artist, independent producer and her background in human ecology into her role of managing Footscray Community Arts’ artist development programs and arts advocacy initiatives.
Executive Director and Co-CEO
Bec is a champion of creating access to contemporary art and performance for everyone.
With an extensive background in community theatre, contemporary dance, education and arts management, Bernadette has worked both as a performer in and administrator of community-based art projects.
Marketing & Engagement Manager
With a design communication and strategic marketing background, Brooke is driven by creative development and storytelling.
Senior Producer: Indigenous Cultural Program
Festivals, circus, theatre, music and public art are some of the many mediums Dan has worked in during his 30-year career as a creative producer.
Artistic Director & Co-CEO
Daniel Santangeli is Artistic Director and Co-CEO of Footscray Community Arts.
IT, Production & Facilities Manager
Achieving over a decade of experience with digital audio studio design, and computer network design and implementation, Darren joined Footscray Community Arts as a tutor in Media Technology.
Grace having completed her Master’s in International Development is passionate about community and connection.
James joined the Footscray Community Arts team in 2016 and works in venue and site maintenance.
A Melbourne-based arts practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the disability and community arts sector, Jamie’s multidisciplinary approach and Art Therapy background informs her collaborative projects.
Finance & Payroll Manager
Jason is a certified Chartered Accountant (CAANZ) with a background in professional practice.
Marketing Campaign Coordinator
Jeevika is a multimedia & communications specialist and video/projection artist who uses digital storytelling to explore identity and belonging.
Contemporary Music Producer
Paul (Gunai Kurnai & Yorta Yorta) is a DJ, musician, radio broadcaster at RRR, filmmaker, music programmer, music producer and educator.
Future Reset Producer
Ruth Nyaruot Ruach
Ruth Nyaruot Ruach is the Future Reset Project Coordinator at Footscray Community Arts.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Sara recently graduated from Monash University having completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Studies and Media and Communications.
Venue Operations Manager
Tanya comes from an Events and Arts Management and Education background, and founded start-up, Sona Productions; an events, booking and artist development agency based in Melbourne.
Creative Workshops Producer: Kids & Schools
Sara is a producer, educator and visual artist.
Production Manager (Artistic)
Reuben Cumming is an artist, technician and production manager living and working on Wurundjeri Country.
Content and Communications Coordinator
A creative storyteller and content strategist, Ryan focuses on spotlighting authentic voices to break through the noise.