New CEO for Melbourne Fringe

Melbourne Fringe is pleased to announce Jayne Lovelock as its new CEO

“Following a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process and trumping impressive competition, we are privileged to welcome Jayne Lovelock as our next CEO,” said Rinske Ginsberg, Chair, Melbourne Fringe Board. “Jayne is ideal for the role. She possesses a natural authority and eloquence, and her skills are firmly grounded in audience development, fundraising and events management. On top of her organisational acumen and performance background, Jayne brings to Melbourne Fringe an infectious passion for the independent arts. We are very excited about having her lead Melbourne Fringe.”

Melbourne Fringe is the leading organisation for the independent arts in Victoria. Through its annual open-access festival and year-round workshops and forums, it facilitates the presentation of independent, contemporary work across all artforms, and offers artists and producers unique opportunities to gain diverse professional skills and present new work. In 2011 Melbourne Fringe worked with over 5,000 artists in more than 150 spaces across Victoria, with 250,000 people attending a Melbourne Fringe event or show. Melbourne Fringe is pivotal to the success and the sustainability of the independent arts community who make Victoria the state of the arts.

Jayne Lovelock comes to Melbourne Fringe with significant arts sector experience from organisations such as Orchestra Victoria and Multicultural Arts Victoria. Jayne is a board member of the South Project, and until recently, managed the international marketing program at the Paris-based Australian Indigenous art gallery, Arts d’Australie. She holds a degree in classical music performance and a master’s degree in Arts & Entertainment Management. Jayne joined the Melbourne Fringe team earlier this year as Development Manager.

“I am thrilled and inspired at this opportunity to take a leading role in the future of Melbourne Fringe as our next CEO. We have an exceptional team whose skill and passion are essential to what makes us a central point of support and presentation for independent artists,” said Jayne. “I wish Esther Anatolitis all the best as she brings her experience and insight to her new role, and look forward to celebrating Melbourne Fringe’s 30th year with our most diverse and dynamic Melbourne Fringe Festival yet.”

Jayne Lovelock begins her tenure as Melbourne Fringe CEO on Monday, 23 July 2012.


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