ArtsPeople was founded to play a role in the new (art) world order – where expectations for how people connect with art and design are growing exponentially. Heavily inspired and deeply influenced by Japan, we strive to create accessible moments for everyone to engage with art in their lives.
ArtsPeople creates opportunities for people to engage with art through meaningful, playful and enriching experiences. ‘Arts Company’ meets ‘Arts Consultancy’, we create our own arts productions for a range of Festivals and Museums, and also work with clients to help them develop and deliver theirs.
From exhibitions and participatory art events, to talks, workshops and everything in-between, we create dynamic experiences to enrich and inspire.
It’s the cornerstone of what we do. We build trust and nurture long-term relationships with a network of creative talents across Australia and Japan.
With a focus on Australian and Japanese contemporary art, craft and design, we create meaningful experiences for audiences of all ages.
We develop long-term relationships with the public, private and education sectors across Australia and Japan, from museums and galleries, to businesses, government agencies, universities, and schools.
We assemble teams of highly skilled professionals to collaboratively deliver on the needs of a project.
We’re curators, producers, writers, designers, consultants, creative strategists, programmers, researchers, connectors….we’re arts people.
Kathryn Hunyor / Director & Founder
Kathryn is a Japanese-speaking Creative Director & Producer, Consultant and Speaker. She collaborates directly with artists and presenters to create contemporary art projects between Sydney and Tokyo where she is currently based. She also works as a consultant with some of Australia’s major arts companies including the Australian Chamber Orchestra & Sydney Opera House.
Former Head of Creative Programs at the Australian Design Centre, Kathryn led the ADC’s artistic program, devising and commissioning key curatorial, learning & audience engagement projects. Previously Cultural Officer at the Australian Embassy Tokyo, Kathryn managed the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s cultural diplomacy efforts in Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies & Masters in Japanese Literature from the University of Sydney.
Kathryn is proud to not own a single Hello Kitty accessory despite living in Japan for more than 8 years since 1995.
Jaclyn Fenech / Sydney Producer
Jaclyn is a Sydney-based Producer and emerging Creative Programmer. Focusing on creative learning and arts for young people she is a natural fit in the ArtsPeople team. As a young person herself, she is eager to expand the range of engagement opportunities for audiences from 2 to 25 years of age.
Jaclyn is an arts all-rounder, having worked for a range of multidisciplinary art organizations including Sydney Festival, Arts Fairs Australia, Sculpture by the Sea, Performance Space and For Films Sake Festival. She holds a Bachelor of Art Theory with Distinction and is currently undertaking a Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art & Design.