Rachel Edward

Rawcus Ensemble

Rachel is a highly skilled community arts and cultural development practitioner with a passion for supporting inclusion in community life for people who have a marginalized experience. She has been involved in Community Arts and Cultural Development for over 20 years in various roles, including project manager, producer, production manager, mentor, performer, director, access officer, audio describer, documenter, photographer, filmmaker and support worker.

Rachel spent 10 years as the Artistic Director for One Voice Theatre and has worked as an Artistic Mentor (St Martins Youth Theatre-Catapult Cultural Leadership Program and Arts Access Victoria’s Pathways) and Interim Access Officer for St Martins Youth Theatre.  Recent years have found her focusing on her photography and film work, collaborating and making work with a variety of companies, including Rawcus, Inclusion Melbourne, RMIT, City of Port Phillip, SPARC Theatre, Barking Spider Visual Theatre and Arts Access Victoria, as well as many independent artists. She has been a performer with Rawcus since 2002, is currently a support artist with Fog Theatre and co-creator and performer with Dearly Departed and Peppermint Patties. Rachel is currently working with Arts Access Victoria as a Creative Producer, coordinating an arts program for artists living in Supported Residential Services across Melbourne.

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