Freya has worked with performance-maker Tamara Saulwick and choreographer Antony Hamilton for over six years, and more recently with choreographer, Melanie Lane. She produces their independent activity exclusively in Australia and internationally.
In addition to producing work for independent artists, Freya also produces specific projects ranging from one-off presentations, large co-productions, national and international events, larger tours or smaller task-based projects including grant-writing, assisting with presenter negotiation, project promotion and touring. To discuss your project, get in touch.
Freya consults with a number of Australian arts companies, providing strategic advice and planning, with a focus on Market Development. For more information, get in touch.
Freya Waterson is a Producer and Consultant working across art-forms. She is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Freya has previously held key roles at Insite Arts, Melbourne Fringe and the UK’s largest documentary and factual forum, Sheffield Doc/Fest. She has also worked for Arts House, the Australian Circus & Physical Theatre Association, the Edinburgh Fringe and London Film Festivals, and for pervasive games producer, Hide&Seek.
At Insite Arts, she worked across the company’s independent and project-based activity, supporting development, presentation and touring of the work of numerous independent artists in Australia and internationally, and she was an Associate Producer of Hobart's MONA FOMA in 2011 and 2012.
Freya has a wide breadth of experience across the arts, having begun her career as an arts administration trainee with Adelaide's Come Out Festival before going on to work for festivals and presenters both nationally and internationally.
Freya is dedicated to supporting artists and companies to create new work, helping drive projects from inception through to production and touring. Her interest in contemporary performance practice is exemplified by the artists she currently works with. Freya is passionate about enabling sustainable careers for independent artists including supporting them to create and tour their work beyond Australia. Her international marketplace experience and knowledge is particularly strong and she has facilitated the presentation of over 70 seasons in 18 countries. Developing these opportunities is a key area of interest and research.
As an independent producer, Freya continues to work with a core group of independent artists, along with a number of small-medium organisations in Australia, as well as collaborating with producers across the country. She is an Australia Council Peer.