Judging Panel: Dan Graham

Dan Graham is a Theatre Director and a Disability Advocate with a particular interest in access support for neuro-diverse performing artists Dan has a neuro-diverse disability He has mild Cerebral Palsy and accompanying neurological challenges that impact his daily life including his creative ability His directing and access work have seen him travel all over Australia and the world to research and explore access and inclusion

Dan has engaged with companies across Australia such as Bell Shakespeare Sydney Festival Sydney Fringe Antipode Theatre Company and the Ensemble Theatre His recent collaborations in the US include the Atlantic Theatre Company and Pasadena Playhouse and in the UK the Globe Theatre

Dan is a fellow of the Australia Councils Future Leaders Program an Ian Potter Foundation scholarship and Create NSW fellowship recipient He has a stellar director resume and uses his success to advocate for other artists who identify as neurodiverse

Dan studied BA Communication and MCA Theatre specialising in directing at the University of Tasmania and Honours in Performance Studies at the University of Sydney His Honours paper focused on the playwrights intent and how this is realised in the directors vision Dan also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Dan is a board director of Arts Access Australia and a regular peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts He is the co-chair of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliances MEAA artists with Disability Board and on the LGBTQIA disability advisory group for ACON He is a board member of the Hickson Road Group Accessible Arts and a member of Accessible Arts NSW Artists Advisory Group He previously was a board member for Arts Access Australia and a committee member for the Hobart Fringe Festival