Daniel Clarke

Festival Creative Director, Sydney WorldPride 2023 (NSW)

Daniel is currently the Festival Creative Director of Sydney WorldPride 2023 with Ben Graetz. He has worked as an Artistic Director, Creative Producer, Executive Producer, Director, Programmer and CEO across Australia and the UK. He is a respected arts leader with a commitment to inclusivity, bold voices, independent artists, new works and artistic development. Daniel ‘s previous roles include Creative Producer; Theatre and Contemporary Performance at Arts Centre Melbourne, Executive Producer; Programming at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, CEO/Creative Producer of Theatre Works, St Kilda, Artistic Director/CEO of Adelaide’s Feast Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, Creative Producer at Leicester Haymarket Theatre (UK) and Director of Youth Theatre and Drama Development at The Point (UK). As well as his leadership roles within organisations, for more than twenty years Daniel has also worked as an independent Director and Producer.

Daniel has held board positions with St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, South Australian Arts Industry Council, Feast Festival and has served as a panel member for the Helpmann Awards (Theatre). Daniel has been awarded the Green Room Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cabaret (2020), Sidney Myer Facilitators Prize (2016), Ruby Award for Outstanding Community Impact for Feast Festival (2007) and Dame Ruby Litchfield Performing Arts Award (2002).