Vanessa Chalker is an experienced Sydney-based arts administrator, creative producer and educator. After 17 years in a Music role at the Australia Council for the Arts she has extensive knowledge of government funding agencies and how to successfully develop a complete package of funding support for projects and organisations. She also offers high-level artistic administration skills / plus hand on experience as a project manager of events at local government, State and Federal levels.
Vanessa has developed programs on behalf of Opera Australia as Education Director, for Regional Arts Australia in regional NSW and for local government. Projects she has conceived and developed have achieved success at a national level. Her contacts in the music industry extend around Australia. Vanessa has also worked as a professional cellist with various Australian orchestras.