Craig Cooper has worked in the arts sector for almost 20 years in both Australia and New Zealand in a variety of roles.
As a producer and programmer he has worked at Sydney Opera House, Christchurch’s Court Theatre and more recently he headed the arts development programmes at Auckland Live as associate director arts programmes and later as programming manager. He also led the establishment of Auckland Fringe in 2009 where he was a founding board member.
Craig also has extensive experience in the council and funding sector as a cultural development officer, adviser and assessor. During his time with Sydney’s Inner West Council, he established the Newtown Entertainment Precinct and laid the groundwork for Sydney Fringe Festival.