An unwavering belief that creative expression and storytelling can change people, places and communities fuels Monique’s passion as an arts manager and emerging arts leader. Since 2008 she has worked in senior development roles with leading Western Australian arts organisations Perth Festival, Black Swan State Theatre Company and Barking Gecko Theatre, collaborating with some of Australia’s most innovative artists and arts workers to deliver world class experiences for communities near and far. Her experience spans theatre, orchestral music, dance, visual arts, contemporary music, literature, opera and large scale public events.
Monique specialises in engaging and managing stakeholders, building a network of ambassadors who enable artists to create work to enrich our community. She has cultivated and managed a diverse range of business, philanthropic and government partnerships across a variety of sectors including resources, finance, professional services, hospitality and tourism. Through transformative and authentic leadership, strategic focus and boundless optimism, Monique has fostered high-performing teams that have raised significant fundraising income for arts programs and projects.
Monique has been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of ThinIce Productions and Barking Gecko Theatre.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.