SALLY D’SOUZA

Creative Arts & Media Consultant Personal Curriculum Vitae
PO BOX 4129, MANUKA ACT 2603, AUSTRALIA

Telephone/Fax: (02) 6161 8975 Mobile: (0421) 208 232 Email: sallydsouza@homemail.com.au Website: sallydsouza.portfolio

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OVERVIEW
I have been working as a freelance creative arts & media consultant since 2001. Over the years, I have assisted in the implementation and development of creative communication strategies for small to medium businesses across the country. My clients include: • • Arts Hub Pty Ltd EMC Talent Management Randstad - PR, Communications & Creative Business and Professional Women Australia Advancis Ltd Pty. The Professional Way The Flying Bat Productions Askher Pty Ltd. Rick.Otton.com Laurentide Financial Services Pty Ltd. Dance Central Walter Magazine Relocation Made Easy Arts and Recreational Training ACT The Canberra Times, and Horizon Publishing Group.


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I have developed communications programs for my clients (including AskHer PTY Ltd, Laurentide Financial Services, Relocation_Made_Easy PTY Ltd), including the preparation of media releases, newsletters, publications (anthologies, reports, submissions, articles, and reviews) and websites, as well as designing flyers, and other promotional materials (such as bookmarks, badges, bags, etc.) as part of their communication and media strategies for a diverse range of audiences, often against tight budgets and deadlines. I can also use a range of multimedia tools (including online and social media) to develop cutting-edge and innovative promotional materials and social campaigns. Furthermore, I have curated exhibitions and workshops, edited publications, and managed performances, launches, events and festivals and have developed a range of networks in the arts, cultural and community sector. Upon request, I am able to provide you a copy of my portfolio.

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EDUCATION SUMMARY
 EDUCATION
Masters in Creative Writing University of Canberra, graduated Dec 2008 Graduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development Community Arts Network South Australia, graduated April 2005 Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) Philosophy and (Comparative) Religious Studies Australian National University, Honours’ thesis unfinished, bachelor degree graduated April 2001 Tasmanian - Tibet Partnership Program Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies and University of Tasmania, completed January 1999

 COURSES
Industrial Relations and Social Justice (unaccredited) Association For Good Government ACT Branch, completed May 2007 Certificate IV in Arts Administration Blended Learning International, graduated in April 2007 Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment QUEST Solutions, graduated May 2005 Senior First Aid QUEST Solutions, graduated April 2005 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (unaccredited) Women Health Services, completed April 2005 MAMAS 3 (Multicultural Arts Marketing Ambassadors Scheme) (unaccredited) Multicultural Arts Victoria, graduated August 2002 Cert IV in Small Business Management CREEDA Business Centre, graduated October 2001

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 TRAINING
December 2009 Advocacy & Leadership Workshop (unaccredited) Public Interest Advocacy Centre October 2001 Leadership Training Workshop (unaccredited) International Volunteers for Peace July 2001 Community Mentoring Program (unaccredited) ACT Social Capital Initiative

 SECURITY CLEARANCE
May 2009 – July 2010 (expired) Department of Parliamentary Services Classified clearance, No. 47259

TECHNICAL SUMMARY
 Written Communication Skills includes:  Writing speeches and prepare other written materials  Develop research for content  Drafting reports, submissions, reviews and articles Oral Communication Skills includes:  Perform Master of Ceremonial duties  Speaking on topical matters at functions and events  Present training and promotional material at workshops and launches Audio Communication Skills includes:  Interview Subject  Prepare recordings  Prepare telephone interviews Presentation & Communication Skills includes:  Filming for televised material (e.g. commercials)  Assist in designing websites

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Prepare media packages Design promotional and marketing materials

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PROFILE
Organisation: Position: Timeframe: The Midnight Hour Creative Productions Creative Arts & Media Consultant (self-employed) ABN: 73 506 737 201 October 2001 - current

I have been working as a (self-employed) Creative Arts &Media Consultant since 2001; I am able to use a range of multimedia tools (including online and social media) to develop cutting-edge and innovative promotional materials and social campaigns. Duties include:  Writing media releases, reports, articles, reviews and funding submissions  Preparing budgets and strategies to raise revenues (including developing sponsorship packages and fundraising strategies)  Project management and development (upon completion)  Events management, including launches  Monitor and evaluate strategies for funding purposes, including drafting acquittal reports  Developing and planning (unaccredited) course material for communication workshops and training Consultancy work includes: please note, upon request, I can provide you a copy of my portfolio.

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Events and Communications Officer, Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, 2011 (1 month) National Arts Reviewer, ArtsHub Pty, 2009 – 2011 Editor, CaLD Women Communty E-Bulletin, 2008 – 2009 Editor, Arts in the Media E-Bulletin, 2008 - 2009 Arts Writer for The Canberra Times, 2007-2008 Events Coordinator for The Professional Way, 2007-2008 Editor for Children’s Literature at Horizon Publishing Group, 20072008 Contributor to Walter magazine, 2006

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Chief Editor to A Banquet of Memories: An Anthology of Multicultural Women Writings and Recipes, launched with the support of Karen MacDonald MLA at the Legislative Assembly in Canberra in June 2005 Contributing writer to Reclaiming the Night: A Poetry Anthology, in October 2005 Producer of Healing Voices, a spoken word and music compilation about domestic violence in 2005 Director and Producer of Divine Infusion, 20-minute digital-art story making for the 2005 Multicultural Fringe Festival in Canberra. Producer of Door Bitch, 2½-minute short film for the Canberra Shorts Film Series in 2005 Initiated and developed the outdoor screening of Digital Art Stories 2004 as part of The 2004 Canberra DisAbilties Arts Festival for the International Day of People with DisAbilties Word editor for the Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Folio, a bi-monthly newsletter with national distribution between 2002-2003 Part of a team of organisers for the “Meet the Writers” event series at the City of Darebin in Melbourne in 2002-2003 Project Leader to “Love & Fear” exhibition show, including the launch of “Love & Fear” Poetry Anthology publication at Artary Project Space, Melbourne in June 2003.

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Organisation: Position: Timeframe:

Department of Parliamentary Services Broadcast Operator May 2009 – July 2010

As a (casual) broadcast operator, I was required to broadcast live audio recordings for televised Senate estimates and public hearings. Duties include:  Operation of the public control panel for live audio broadcasting (including assisting in preparations and shutdowns) to assist in the televised broadcasting of public address and recordings of Parliamentary proceedings at the Parliament House, Canberra

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Conduct telephone connections of phone conferences for remote witnesses to appear before the Committees at proceedings.

Organisation: Position: Timeframe:

WIN Television Senior Writer/Producer October 2006 – January 2007

As a (temporary) senior writer and producer, I was required to copywrite and produce television commercials for the television network. Duties include:  Meeting with clients to develop commercial content  Research and develop content, including writing scripts and design visual aid  Manage tight budget  Seek approvals from regulatory bodies and authorities  Film commercials working with tight and often uncompromising deadlines for broadcast  Liaise with editor for final cut  Operate autocue for live televised news coverage Organisation: Position: Timeframe: YWCA of Canberra Training Officer, Project and Policy Officer, Event Coordinator to SCOPE launch March 2005 – November 2006

At the time, I was working across three branches at the organisation: as a training officer, a policy & project officer and a project officer for a youth service launch. Duties include: For training  Evaluate accredited training material for review  Develop and write lesson plans for participation in professional learning  Assess and evaluate learning objectives for the purposes of assessment  Coordinate work experience program for participants For Policy Prepare events, launches and information stalls

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Prepare research material for the development of public policy content , advocacy and submissions  Prepare and assisting in the drafting of Annual Reports

For Events Coordinator  Liaise with supervisor for conceptual design for the youth launch  Develop marketing and communicating strategies for campaign and launch  Assist in designing and development of promotional and marketing material for the campaign  Mange budget and milestones to meet program objectives  Manage launch

AWARDS & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
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National Finalist of the 2005 Film City Inc. Pitching Competition, SPAA Fringe Winning the ACT Division of the 2005 Holding Redlich Pitching Competition, SPAA

COMMUNITY APPOINTMENTS
2006 – current Community Representative (National) Professional Standards Panel Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) PO Box 976, Civic Square ACT 2608
2006 – 2010 Council Member Ministerial Advisory Council on Women GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601 2009 – 2010 Adviser on Matters Relating to CaLD Women PO Box 4129, Manuka ACT 2603 Council Member ACT Domestic Violence Preventative Council GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601 2009 Secretary National Immigrant and Refugee Women Association A national peak non-government organisation for immigrant and refugee women

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PO Box 1022, Dickson ACT 2602 2008 President Multicultural Women’s Advocacy, Inc. GPO Box 1392, Canberra City ACT 2601 Vice-President Multicultural Women’s Advocacy, Inc. GPO Box 1392, Canberra City ACT 2601 Coordinator Healing Voices Steering Committee PO Box 4129, Manuka ACT 2603 Treasurer Northern Arts Inc. 648 High Street, Reservoir, Vic 3072 Committee Member Meet the Writers” Steering Committee Arts and Cultural Development Unit Darebin City Council 274 Gower St, Preston, VIC 3072 Committee Member (Melbourne) International Volunteers for Peace, Inc. 499 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 2002 Treasurer Northern Arts Inc. 648 High Street, Reservoir, Vic 3072 Assistant WorkCamp Leader International Volunteers for Peace, Inc. Shalom College, Townsville QLD

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REFEREES
Professional Gordana AndjelićDávila Former National Review Coordinator Community Robyn Staniforth Former Chief Executive Officer Personal Nandhini Nagaratnam Manager for Climate Change at ACT Government

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ArtsHub Pty Ltd M: 0466381868 E: gdavila@artshub.com .au

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)ACT Divison T: (02) 6205 4689 E: Robyn.Staniforth@act.gov.au

Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water T: 02 6239 4576 E: nandhini.nagaratnam@bigpo nd.com

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