“As we thank Nicole Beyer for her tenure as TNA’s founding director, the Board is excited to be ushering in a new co-leadership model which continues the work Nicole has been driving on next-generation leadership,” said Interim Chair Sue Giles AM.
“A rigorous recruitment process was managed by the TNA Board, which included calling for expressions of interest in different models of leadership that could steward the organisation’s commitment to our Equity Action Plan.
Erica is a highly regarded producer and arts sector leader who has worked across the country with major festivals, local government and many small to medium performing arts organisations. Most recently she was Producer (Special Projects) at Melbourne Fringe.
Josh is TNA’s current General Manager and has been leading much of TNA’s advocacy work, particularly for the performance with/for/by young people sector. He was previously CEO/Artistic Director of DRILL in Tasmania.
Both Erica and Josh are already deeply respected by independent artists and the small to medium sector, and very well qualified to lead TNA at this time.
This partnership takes TNA into the next years of our strategy with knowledge, care and connection and we are excited to work with their shared vision and perspective. No better partnership could drive the delivery of TNA’s key objectives of justice and equity.”
Erica McCalman and Joshua Lowe will commence their roles in January 2024. For more information about Theatre Network Australia, visit: www.tna.org.au for details.
Image: Joshua Lowe and Erica McCalman – courtesy of Theatre Network Australia