David has a background in arts event management, programming and cultural philosophy.
Whilst researching the importance of an artistic culture, David started uniVibes, an events society hosting parties and concerts at ANU and across Canberra. He founded an improvisation funk band, the NewActon POP! band, arranges ensembles and visual productions for his events, coordinates NewActon’s Cultural Program, and started and continues to produce Art, Not Apart Festival. He was the event manager of the ACT Music Awards for MusicACT and co-wrote a whole-of-government strategy for policy change to support a vibrant musical capital. He designed a $340k activation grant for Canberra CBD Ltd, was the lead event manager of the Canberra International Film Festival in 2016, sits on the board of Australian Dance Party and is the director of his own company. Dionysus develops cultural event programs, planning advice and cultural research for high-impact organisations.
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