About Us

Stage Managers Association Australia Ltd is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee, incorporated in August 2021. It is a volunteer-run organisation, lead by our Board of Directors.

Our Directors are:
Chair: Kate Middleton-Olliver (NSW)
Secretary & Public Officer: Adam J Lowe (VIC)
Treasurer: vacant
Directors: Erin Coubrough (WA), Will Lewis (VIC), Carly O’Neill (QLD), and Lillian Hannah U (NSW, currently overseas).

Our Objective

Our objective is to pursue the following charitable purposes to advance education and culture by:

      • promoting respect and transparency by actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives that ensure the Australian community of stage managers is reflective of Australian society more broadly;
      • providing accessible opportunities for all people interested or engaged in the practice of stage management to: engage in training and development opportunities such as events, discussions, and seminars; participate in mentorship programs; access social support and wellbeing initiatives; and innovate and improve best practice to enhance the future of the arts and cultural practice;
      • conducting and publishing research into trends, needs, practice, innovation, and process used by or affecting stage managers and therefore the arts and cultural industries more broadly;
      • working with other industry and societal peak bodies and government at all levels, to ensure the interests of the company and its members are represented in public decision-making processes affecting the arts and cultural industries more broadly;
      • managing a trust fund and distributing income in the way of scholarships, bursaries, or equivalent support for the purpose and initiatives of Stage Managers Association Australia Ltd; and
      • holding fundraising events to raise money to be added to the capital of the trust fund, and value in kind to benefit the purpose of the organisation.

Our Vision

A connected, open and inclusive community of stage management practitioners that actively engage in, and have access to:
programs and initiatives for talent development;
wellbeing and support; and
to advocate best practice in all sectors and genres of our work across Australia.

Our Strategic Focus

In the first year, we will achieve our vision through strategic focus on these four pillars:

Healthy People, Good Governance, Diverse Skill & Talent, and Excellence & Collaboration in Practice

Our Values

Diversity

of community

of leadership

of practice

of means

Access

to us

to decision-makers

to wellbeing

to resource

Respect

of self & others

of process

of place

of purpose

Excellence

in learning

in governance

in advocacy

in practice

Integrity

of members

of management

of programs

of profession

Sustainability

of our people

of our organisation

of our planet

of our resources

Our Objective

Our objective is to pursue the following charitable purposes to advance education and culture by:

      • promoting respect and transparency by actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives that ensure the Australian community of stage managers is reflective of Australian society more broadly;
      • providing accessible opportunities for all people interested or engaged in the practice of stage management to: engage in training and development opportunities such as events, discussions, and seminars; participate in mentorship programs; access social support and wellbeing initiatives; and innovate and improve best practice to enhance the future of the arts and cultural practice;
      • conducting and publishing research into trends, needs, practice, innovation, and process used by or affecting stage managers and therefore the arts and cultural industries more broadly;
      • working with other industry and societal peak bodies and government at all levels, to ensure the interests of the company and its members are represented in public decision-making processes affecting the arts and cultural industries more broadly;
      • managing a trust fund and distributing income in the way of scholarships, bursaries, or equivalent support for the purpose and initiatives of Stage Managers Association Australia Ltd; and
      • holding fundraising events to raise money to be added to the capital of the trust fund, and value in kind to benefit the purpose of the organisation.

Our Vision

A connected, open and inclusive community of stage management practitioners that actively engage in, and have access to:
programs and initiatives for talent development;
wellbeing and support; and
to advocate best practice in all sectors and genres of our work across Australia.

Our Strategic Focus

In the first year, we will achieve our vision through strategic focus on these four pillars:

Healthy People, Good Governance, Diverse Skill & Talent, and Excellence & Collaboration in Practice

Our Values

Diversity: of community, of leadership, of practice, of means

Access : to us, to decision-makers, to wellbeing, to resource

Respect: of self and others, of process, of place, of purpose

Excellence: in learning, in governance, in advocacy, in practice

Integrity: of members, of management, of programs, of our profession

Sustainability: of our people, of our organisation, of our planet, of our resources