SPEAKER: Paul Selwyn Norton
Paul is a highly experienced senior arts leader with a global and diverse multi-artform network and portfolio. Transitioning out of a medical career into the Arts, he worked with the prestigious Batsheva Dance Company and William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt before setting up his own production company “No Apology” in The Netherlands. His significant record of executively programming and producing high-calibre and accessible contemporary performance events, venue activation and festivals has resulted in securing global luminaries such as Hofesh Shecter, William Forsythe, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal PIte and Punchdrunk's Maxine Doyle into multi-year sector development programs and performances across Australia and the world. Paul is currently the director of STRUT Dance - The National Choreographic Centre.
In July Junction Arts Festival appointed Paul Selwyn Norton as its new Festival Director. Paul will take over from outgoing Artistic Director, Greg Clarke, and Executive Producer, Frith Mabin, in leading the organisation from 2022 onwards.