Venues and more at PACT…
Looking for a unique venue? Located in the heart of Erskineville, PACT is in close proximity to public transport and dining options.
PACT features a black box theatre space, a bar, foyer area and an urban courtyard. Give your next event the creative edge and enquire today. Email PACT General Manager Danielle Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And to find out a little more about Danielle and what the complex role of General Manager can do, have a read of this Artshub article by Richard Watts:
Not every GM takes on an arts administration position as their first choice. For Danielle Taylor, the GM at PACT centre for emerging artists, arts management came only after she’d already worked internationally for 12 years as a commercial dancer.
‘When I became injured I knew it was time to seriously consider an alternative career path and it took me a while to figure out exactly what that was. I had always planned on completing my Dip Ed and becoming an English teacher once my performing career ended. On second thought, I wasn’t ready to leave the arts and entertainment industry and having lived all around the world I had been exposed to some amazing festivals and organisations. My passion for the arts took over,’ she explains.
‘You never stop learning,’ says Taylor. ‘Do an internship to see whether this is the career for you. I completed an internship in London and it certainly gives you the scope of the role. Most importantly, you must make sure that you have a good work/life balance. This is something that we are all guilty of in the arts but it is so important. No one is good to anyone if they are burnt out.’
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Richard Watts is ArtsHub’s national performing arts editor and Deputy Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R. The founder of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Richard currently serves on the boards of La Mama Theatre and the journal Going Down Swinging; he is a former member of the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel, and a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Follow Richard on Twitter: @richardthewatts