Jane Howard

About

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I am
a writer
a researcher
a programmer
a producer
an artist, and
an arts worker.

Jane Howard is a freelance journalist, critic, artist and researcher who works throughout Australia. She is a contributing editor at Kill Your Darlings Journal, 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 ABC Arts Online, RealTime, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Crikey, Junkee, and The Stage. 

 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 has been 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. Jane is currently manager of communications and development at ActNow, and a research assistant at Deakin Univeristy.


Accolades and recognition 

2018 Australia Council Future Leader; SA Media Awards – Bronze Award Finalist for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique, Bronze Award Finalist for Freelance Contibution 2017  Wheeler Centre Fellow; SA Media Awards – Bronze Award Finalist for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique; SA Press Club Awards – Best Columnist (finalist) 2015 Adelaide Film Festival Emerging Curator; Express Media Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person in the Literary Arts (finalist) 2014 Meanjin New Media Art Mentorship 2013 Guardian (UK) Internship 2012 Next Wave Festival Text Camp Mentorship


Speaking engagments 

ACMI ○ Adelaide Festival Breakfast with Papers ○ Adelaide Festival of Ideas ○ Adelaide Film Festival ○ Behind The Second Woman (ABC Arts Documentary) ○ Books & Arts (ABC Radio National) ○ Emerging Writers' Festival  ○ Festival of Unpopular Culture ○ Kill Your Darlings Podcast ○ Melbourne Festival of Arts ○ National Play Festival ○ National Young Writers' Festival ○ Stop Everything! (ABC Radio National) ○ The Wheeler Centre


Research

 Deakin University ○ Flinders University's AusStage Project ○ Australia Council's Women in Theatre report ○  Playwriting Australia○ GigCity Adelaide.

Cited in publications including Platform PapersHow to Write About Theatre, Staging Queer Feminisms and the Contemporary Theatre Review


Artistic projects

As festival director Digital Writers' Festival 2016 As programmer Festival of Unpopular Culture ○ Oh David! Everyone's a Critic (AFF) ○ HIVE (AFF) As lead artist Simple Art Transfer Protocol (PADA for Near & Far) ○ The Importance of Seeing Ernest (The Lifted Brow) ○ Jane Has A Newsletter ○ Roman Tragedies: an almost live review (The Lifted Brow) As collaborating creator My Brilliant Bookclub (with Kylie Maslen and Veronica Sullivan for DWF) As artist Public Recordings (Canada) ○ The Barbara Cleveland Project (nee Brown Council)○ Terrapin Puppet Theatre ○ Mish Grigor with Vitalstatistix As producer Sepia (Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe. Winner: Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award); Symphony of Strange (Adelaide Fringe. Nominated: Best Dance.)


Employment

ActNow Theatre ○ Adelaide Film Festival ○  Emerging Writers' Festival ○  Vitalstatistix ○  Access2Arts ○  Adelaide Festival of Ideas ○ Mercury Cinema