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Creative / Event Producer

Amarantha's joy for seeing a creative vision actualised, couple with her adept organisation and excellence with managing relationships makes her a pocket-rocket of a producer.

She gets things done and has the people working alongside her feeling good as they do. Her experience has mostly been in local government council and for the not-for-profit sector that focuses on people from CALD backgrounds, which fits her values of place-making and community building. 

As a creative producer, she has managed a skills development program for artists of colour through Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), and produced events for the arts and culture teams at Darebin City Council and Wyndham City Council. She is also the creator and producer of Labrish, the community engagement program for the 2024 season of the play, "The Hate Race" at Malthouse theatre.

As an Associate Producer at Darebin City Council, Amarantha co-produced the opening and closing events for FUSE Spring 2022 and FUSE Autumn 2023. FUSE is the City of Darebin's bi-annual multi-arts festival the transforms Darebin into a creative hub. Events she has worked on include: Ganbu Gulin, FUSE Block Party, The Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration, Out of the Park Picnic and The Last Dance.

In a concurrent similar capacity with Wyndham City Council's arts and culture teams, Amarantha has supported exhibition openings of Ivy Mutuku and Wani Toaishara. She has produced Between Us panel event, connected to Ivy's exhibition on the topic of friendship, and has helped establish operations of the new community arts space, The Annex. 

For Malthouse Theatre, she created a month-long suite of activations that engaged and cared for the African diasporic and BIPOC community. The intention was to encourage the community to see the play, The Hate Race, which was about Maxine Beneba Clarke, experiences of racism growing up Black in Sydney's western suburbs. The program provided care, support and educational resourcing for the community. It was called Labrish, in honour of Jamaica's cultural advocate and poet, Louise Bennett.

Labrish was produced through partnership with Pola Practice, MAV (Multicultural Arts Victoria) and the Jamaican Music and Food festival. It comprised: 2 educational workshops for young BIPOC creatives, 2 curated Spoken Word events, an on-site quiet space (curated by Pola Practice), on on-site Black Arts notice board and writing prompts for all audience members to take home. The program was a tremendous success: it brought new audiences and business to Malthouse and generated a sense care and belonging for community. 

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Highlights from the Spoken Word events  produced at Malthouse theatre as part of, Labrish, the community engagement program for the season of the play, The Hate Race (Feb to March 2024) . Amarantha MCed both events.  They were joyful afternoons of poetry and readings that shared about the experience of being Black in Australia or growing up Black in white spaces, while enjoying Jamaican food. They closed with entertainment by Kwabo Events dancers and Jungle City Projects.  

LABRISH SPOKEN WORD 1 / March 9, 2024 @ Malthouse Theatre 
Images by David Darlington 
LABRISH SPOKEN WORD Event 2 / March 16, 2024 @ Malthouse Theatre 
Images by Daniel Temesgen 
Out of the Park Picnic (12/03/22)
The Last Dance, Created by All The Queens Men,
Co-produced with FUSE (25/03/22)

VIDEOS OF EVENTS PRODUCED FOR FUSE 2023

The Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration (15/03/22)

FAV MOMENTS FROM FUSE 2022 EVENTS 

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