Ari Palani / Director
Appointed Director for QLD
Ari Palani is a passionate director, producer, community engagement specialist and theatre maker. He has worked across many communities in Australia facilitating creative outcomes that advocate for youth voice, accessibility, and social cohesion. Ari is internationally focused on building cultural economies, humanitarian responses and increasing the discussion around displaced communities.
He has worked extensively in South Korea and Malaysia developing innovative programs highlighting the interconnectedness of the Arts in contemporary STEAM education and translating these into hybrid models of cultural engagement in the vast Australian landscape.
He is currently a Producer at La Boite Theatre and is completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership at NIDA. It is his desire to build the capacity of industries and promote the joy of collaborative practice.