“…quality cultural experiences”  …great work!”

An A – Z of some of Andrew Bleby’s key clients:

Arts Industry Council of South Australia

Draft of a 40-Year Vision for the Arts in South Australia (2015); Creative Boom Project – Economic Development for Festivals and Events and Theatre for Young People (with Brecknock Consulting)(2014-15)

Arts Victoria (see also Creative Victoria)

Scoping Study on a new Circus and Physical Theatre Festival for Victoria (via ACAPTA below) (2011-12); Address to state festival directors (2008); Member, International Committee (2008-09); Successful tenderer for creation and management of the FINA Festival (2007); Planning Meeting facilitation for regional presenters(2007); Structural Review of Youth Performing Arts in Victoria (1989)

ANZAC Centenary Town Hall Commemoration (Victorian Dept. of Premier & Cabinet)

A 90-minute multimedia show at the Melbourne Town Hall written and directed by Andrew Bleby and produced by Associate company Megafun to commemorate the outbreak of World War One.  Created with Music Director Paul Grabowsky, the show featured ten-screen projections, live vignettes, singers Deborah Conway, Archie Roach and Claire Bowditch, and MC William McInnes. (2014)

Australia Business Arts Foundation

Artistic Direction and Production of the AbaF Awards Dinner in Melbourne (2008) and Sydney (2007)

The Australia Council

Review of the Australian Performing Arts Market (2003); Strategic review of Kultour, the Multicultural performing arts touring circuit (2003); Feasibility Study for a National Festival of Australian Theatre (2011); National Festivals Sector Scan and Options Paper for  National Festivals Strategy (2015)

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Project Management consultant for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster exhibition Pixar: 20 Years of Animation (2007)

Australian Theatre Network

Strategic Review of the Australian Theatre Forum (2018)

Australia Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA)

Scoping Study on a new Circus and Physical Theatre Festival for Victoria (for Arts Victoria) (2011-12)

Bathurst Regional Council

Five-Year Plan for the Inland Sea of Sound Festival

Review of the 2017 Inland Sea of Sound Festival (2018)

Twenty year Cultural Development Plan (with Brecknock Consulting) (2015)

Canberra International Music Festival

Five Year Growth Plan (2008)

City of Greater Bendigo

Review of the Bendigo Easter Festival (2009)

City of Maribyrnong

Model for a new artist-focussed festival (2016); Draft Festival City Policy and Strategy 2017-20 (2016); Evaluation of Due West Festival (2017); Evaluation of Due West Festival (2019)

City of Melbourne

Development of Docklands Cultural Advisory Group (2008)

The City of Melbourne / The Centre

Review of the North Melbourne Community Festival Spring Fling (2007)

City of Port Phillip

Strategic Review of Gasworks Arts Park and Theatre (with Brecknock Consulting)(2010)

City of Vancouver (British Columbia Canada)

Creative Cities Forum – Keynote address on Community Engagement in Public Events (2007)

Creative Victoria

Development of Models for Performing Arts Touring and Engagement (2018)

Scoping a Performing Arts Touring Support Organisation (2018)

Awarded $260k Regional Centre of Culture Commission (with Russell:Evans) to produce Demolish, a new outdoor theatrical production for presentation in Bendigo in late 2018 (2017-18)

Project Development – Australian Performing Arts Market (2017)

‘Fresh Delivery’- Implementing new ways of delivering services to the Circus & Physical Theatre sector (2017)

Development of options for key service delivery to support the Circus and Physical Theatre Sector (2016)

Frankston Arts Centre

Five year Strategic Plan (2008)

Frankston City Council

Development and management of a new Festival of Street Arts  (with Brecknock Consulting)(2018)

Review of the Frankston Festival of Christmas Lights and the Frankston Waterfront Festival (2009-2010)

Geelong Cultural Precinct

Devising plans for a one-off festival event in Geelong’s cultural precinct (2017)

Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee

Point Grey Cultural, Heritage and Culture Plan (2018)

Hobson’s Bay Council

Financial Benchmarking of The Substation (2019)

Ku-ring-gai Council

Creative Arts Facilities Strategy (with Brecknock Consulting) (2019)

Lend Lease

Business modelling, consultancy and project management for the implementation of a new children’s theatre in Darling Harbour, Sydney (with Sweet Reason) (2010 – 2011)

Melbourne International Arts Festival

Artistic Associate and Creative Producer of the 2014 Melbourne Festival’s featured Circus and Physical Theatre Program (2013-14)

Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust

Opening celebrations for Melbourne’s new rectangular stadium (AAMI Park) (2010)

Mitchell Shire

Development of an Arts, Culture and Events Strategy – with Brecknock Consulting (2013-14)

Moonee Valley City Council

Development of an Events Policy and two Event Manuals (2010)

Moreland City Council

Review of the ‘Celebrating Place’ Grants Program (2-17)

Museum of Old and New Art (mona) – (Hobart, Tasmania)

Business Planning (2010); Producer of MONA FOMA – Festival of Music and Art (with Insite Arts) (2011, 2012, 2013); Producer of the Opening of MONA (2011); Producer of Synaesthesia (2012) and Synaesthesia+ (2014). See also Salamanca Arts Centre below

National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

Review of senior Management structure (2007-8); Strategic Review of Performance Project structure (2003); Circus Producer for four public seasons (2003-4)

New Zealand Association of Event Professionals

National Conference Keynote Address (2008)

Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination

Successful tenderer for the conception and production of Festival Melbourne 2006, the free $12m performing arts program of the 2006 Commonwealth Games (2004-2006)

Opera Australia

Producer of the Melbourne Ring Festival, a city-based program of events, performances, talks, concerts and recitals to support and celebrate the Melbourne production of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle (2013)

Opera Australia/DCITA

A review of the operations of Opera Australia, with Ernst & Young (2002)

Orchestra Victoria

Production of the first “Orchestra Victoria – ON AIR” free outdoor concert event and satellite transmission in Bendigo and Shepparton (2009) and a second event in Geelong in 2011. Feasibility Study for a new annual outdoor performance event and broadcast (2008)

Platform Youth Theatre

Strategic Plan 2010 – 2013 (2010)

The Push International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver, Canada)

Five Year Business Plan and Profile (2007) Transition Plan to a new organisation (2005)

Salamanca Arts Centre / Museum of Old and New Art

Production of the inaugural MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art) in Hobart (2009) Feasibility Study for major new festival (2008). See Museum of Old and New Art above.

State Theatre Company of SA

Business Planning for the relocation of STCSA including revitalisation and operation of the Lion Theatre and associated facilities (2015)

Strange Fruit Productions

Leadership of 2-day Strategic Planning Conference and drafting of company profile and 3 year Business Plan (2007)

Sutherland Shire

Draft Cultural Strategy (with Brecknock Consulting) (2019-20)

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Analysis of plans for a new children’s theatre in Darling Harbour (with Rob Brookman / Sweet Reason) (2010)

Sydney’s Indigenous Festival

Feasibility Study for a new festival, Corroboree – with Associate Sweet Reason (2011)

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – SYNAESTHESIA Weekend at MONA

Producer of an immersive weekend event of music, colour and food inside the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart. With Insite Arts (2012)

Theatre Network Australia

Strategic Review of the biennial Australian Theatre Forum (2018)


Strategic Planning Facilitation (2014); Staffing Audit (2010)

Tourism Festivals Forum (Shanghai, China)

Keynote Address (2002)

University of Melbourne

Feasibility Study and detailed modelling for an ambitious, multi-disciplinary, multi-part cultural event (2017)

Victorian Arts Centre

Scoping and Feasibility development for White Night Melbourne (2010); Consultancy relating to the Arts Centre’s Artistic Vision and key presenting partnerships (2009)

Scoping and project management proposal for a new international festival event (2007)

Victorian Arts Industry Council

Strategic Facilitation (2019)

Victorian Major Events Company

Feasibility Study for a major new cultural event for Melbourne (2009)

Warrnambool City Council

Options Study for the Warrnambool Fun4Kids Festival (2010)

Review of Fun4Kids Festival (2007)

Wyndham City Council

Development of a Festivals and Events Framework and Strategy (2017-18)