Artist in Residence /
10th February – 11th February, 2022
Adrian Burnett will be participating in an artist residency at The Lock-Up as part of his role as the Senior Producer and Curator of the New Annual festival.
Adrian Burnett was appointed Senior Producer and Curator for New Annual, City of Newcastle’s flagship arts festival in September 2021. Previously he spent ten years at the Australia Council for the Arts where he held several Senior Leadership roles, including Director of Dance and Multi-Artform, for the past six years. Adrian has demonstrated exceptional results as an arts leader with extensive national and international networks within arts, performance, and venue communities and government agencies, He possesses a wide range of skills, artistically leading and producing creative works. Throughout his career in various leadership roles including Board positions coupled with key contributions as an award-winning Choreographer and leading Dance Artist, he has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing innovative plans and strategies, building teams and processes to deliver compelling programs, best practice customer service, and efficient operations. He provides strategic leadership to a range of leading arts organisations to deliver successful artistic and financial outcomes.