Scotia Monkivitch

Scotia has a broad range of professional experiences in the community arts and cultural development sector, which have taken her throughout Australia and internationally.  She has diverse experience in training, mentoring, strategic planning, project management, research and facilitation of community cultural development programs and strategies, specializing in working with people experiencing disability and disadvantage, creative ageing and rural and remote communities.

Scotia is Manager of the Creative Recovery Network, advocating and supporting the role arts and creativity plays within disaster preparedness and response. The Creative Recovery Network aims to gather, critique, develop and share the knowledge gained nationally and internationally for engagement of the arts in disaster recovery and preparedness, along with developing tools and support for artists working in this field.

Scotia has a performance background spanning 25 years in movement-based theatre, devised performance, and coordination of projects and theatrical productions, performance crosses through traditional theatre forms, installation performance, film, live-art and on-line exchanges. She established Australian chapter of the Magdalena International Project, which aims to give voice and recognition to the skills and achievements of women in theatre.