Erica McCalman

Next Wave, Creative Producer VIC, Australia


Erica is a producer, project and production manager with Balardong, Irish convict, Scottish and Cornish heritage. She returns to Next Wave after living and working in Sydney for Legs On The Wall and managing the British Council’s ACCELERATE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership programme. Erica has worked with companies Performing Lines, Sydney Festival, Blackfella films and Performance Space managing programmes and initiatives both locally and nationally. Her production credits include works within Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival. She has collaborated with artists from Korea, Australia, Timor Leste and holds a particular interest in contemporary, experimental and live art from indigenous and multicultural artists. Since 2014 she has served as a peer for the Australia Council for the Arts and for Arts NSW. In 2016 she was the joint recipient of the George Fairfax Memorial Award through the University of Melbourne faculty of the VCA and MCM.