Victorian Festival Professional Directory
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BKA Events specialise in delivering engaging live events. While this is what we are best known for, we are passionate about delivering services that are flexible, innovative and customer centric. As such we are pleased to include virtual and hybrid events in our service offering.
Managing the total event experience, our team are hand picked for your event to deliver a tailored, seamless and interconnected experience for both in-person and virtual attendees.
We service various clients from a range of industries.
With a passion for books, writing, drawing and music, Cat was always destined to tell stories and communicate across a range of media.
This culminated in studying and achieving a Bachelor of Multimedia degree in 2004 from Swinburne University of Technology.
Cat has worked in agency, private and government roles – both external and internal communications.
Her true passion is in consulting, freelance and creative work that doesn’t require 9 -5 office duties.
If you need a skilled, experienced writer and content magician, get in touch.
– Press releases
– Artist profiles and bios
10+ years experience in creative production, performance art, media, writing, organising, administration, arts management ++. Recent projects include:
– Directing and producing world’s first Fringe Festival in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
– Producing multiple shows for LGBTQIA disabled artist collective Quippings
– Producing Secret Society themed Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for The Village Festival
– Producing, performing, writing stage magic + storytelling + social justice show Queer Lady Magician
– Volunteer management for Freeplay Independent Games Festival
– and more!
Skills: Advocacy, diversity & inclusion & equity (gender, race, sexuality, cultural diversity, immigration status, disability), digital media, producing, stage management, production management, media writing, community engagement, research, artistic direction, administration, bookkeeping
Elizabeth Dawson-smith is a director, choreographer, performer, song/script writer and event producer, specialising in unique audience experiences that are both immersive and memorable. With a First Class Honours accreditation in nineteenth century burlesque traditions (2014), Elizabeth has made her mark on the vaudeville, cabaret and burlesque circuit, with two Green Room Award nominations (2012/15), ‘Best Dance’/‘Best Cabaret’ weekly awards (Adelaide Fringe 2020/21), a Fields Award nomination for her ‘Contribution to Australian Vaudeville’ (2015) and act direction for the winning entries of Miss Burlesque Australia 2014 (Zelia Rose) and Mr Boylesque Australia 2015 (Egson Ham).
Currently Elizabeth works with artists as a director, choreographer and dramaturg for live works across a range of genres, and produces seasoned works, films and boutique entertainment for the avante-showgirl company, Miss Friby (www.missfriby.com.au).
Miss Friby’s shows and acts have been highly regarded amongst numerous festivals including Woodford Folk Festival (2014), Splendour in the Grass (2014/15) and Falls Festival (2013-16) as well as high end theatre venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria (2012) and the World Famous Spiegeltent (2009). the company has received high acclaim amongst the dance community (featured in the ‘Immersed Dance Industry Gala’ 2013/14), invited to present alongside top international clowns at ‘So You Think You Can Clown’ (Comedy Festival Hub 2012), awarded a ‘Best Cabaret’ weekly award at Adelaide Fringe (2021) and was even featured as a finalist on Channel Nine’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ (2013).
Elizabeth is a creative producer that can seamlessly integrate her multifarious creative skills with her impeccable track record as a project manager and producer. For more information visit www.elizabethdawsonsmith.com.au.
One Day Studios
Opportune Pianos is a mobile piano technology business in Victoria, featuring a bespoke service for your piano: Piano Tuning, Regulation, Voicing, Repairs, Cleaning and Reconditioning.
Festival and concert touring experience nationally and internationally, with a demonstrated professional portfolio of project work.
As well as professional event planning and management services, Oregional offers a collective of independent and self-driven marketing, creative and strategy specialists across all disciplines.
Everyone in the collective is obsessed with big picture thinking, and gets a buzz developing ideas and producing results. Their services fall into three categories – marketing, creative and events.
Spencer, a 17 year-old content creator based in Melbourne, combines his passion of music with modern art through digital imagery. Growing up around his father’s corporate audio visual company, he was surrounded by cutting-edge technology and world class events. This opportunity enabled him to excel in the field from an early age.
– Live Streaming
– Small Events (technical operations)
– Broadcast Camera Operating
– Filming and Producing
The Garb Wire
2021 Rising: Melbourne, Sponsorship activation
2021 The Third Day, Marketing & Events Manager
2021 Australian Festival Association, Project Manager
2021 City of Melbourne, Exhibited Artist
2020 Dark Mofo, Creative Concepts
2020 Big Vegan Market, Creative Concepts
2019 Listen Out Festival, Creative Concepts, Event Coordinator
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