Merindah Donnelly and Jane Fuller
Performing Country Residencies
BlakDance’s Merindah Donnelly and Jane Fuller bring a fresh approach to co-investment with a focus on bespoke residencies on country connecting with community and developing audiences.
Merindah Donnelly is a Koori woman based in Meanjin (Brisbane), Queensland, Australia. She has worked in First Nations market development for almost a decade, specialising in generative and systemic transformation. During this time, she has collaboratively developed research, design and strategy to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and companies to cultivate new markets nationally and internationally. Merindah has worked for the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Performing Arts Market, she has been an ISPA global fellow, collaboratively led a number of major national sector gatherings and is the Executive Producer of BlakDance. She was recently announced a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.
Jane Fuller is the General Manager of BlakDance, and recently was the Head of Programming at NORPA for three seasons. The Executive Producer for the inaugural 2014 Brisbane edition of APAM. Working in Indonesia with a local arts NGO on Java and as the Executive Producer of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festivals. In Adelaide as Creative Producer for Vitalstatistix and with the Adelaide Fringe as the Creative Producer for 5 years. Prior to this Jane lived and worked in Sydney, with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, The Performance Space, Sydney Dance Company, City of Sydney, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Festival.