an artist, and
an arts worker.
Jane Howard is a Walkley Award-winning freelance journalist, critic, artist and researcher who works throughout Australia. She is a contributing editor at Kill Your Darlings, where she focuses on podcast criticism, and a regular contributor to Guardian Australia.
Jane has worked for the Guardian across Australia and in Asia; had writing commissioned in England, Scotland, Canada, and the Czech Republic; been translated into multiple languages; and appeared in publications including RealTime, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Crikey, Junkee, and The Stage. Her report, How Australian theatre rebalanced its gender disparity, published by the ABC, won the Arts Journalism Prize at the 2019 Mid-Year Walkley Awards.
Jane’s artistic work explores writing in collaborative digital spaces; and her research work has primarily looked at the status of women in the arts. In 2018, she was selected as a participant in the Australia Council's Future Leaders Program.
She was director of the 2016 Digital Writers' Festival and coordinator of HIVE at the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival, and has worked as a research assistant at projects at Flinders University, University of Technology Sydney and Deakin University. Her current day-job is in marketing, and she is deputy-chair of Writers SA.