Who’s here to help you?

Red Hot Arts Central Australia is registered charity and a member based incorporated association. Our team is focused on supporting the members and the sector. They work to deliver a program of services designed to make Central Australia a thriving place for artists, for  creating art, presenting arts and cultural experiences and calling out the audiences to attend from across Australia.


Barbara Clifford
Communications Manager
Looks after our What’s On services and public presence, writes organisational news, manages media opportunities for artists and media capture of our events. Helps members develop their skills and approach to promotion. Runs her own business consultancy and workshops.
Cy Starkman
General Manager
Works to develop the sector and create cross sector opportunities. Builds partnerships and relationships with businesses, organisations, festivals and bodies. Helps members with budgets and event planning. Does all the less exciting things because he finds them really interesting. Secretly makes art.
Graeme Whelan
Production Manager
Manages the technical delivery of our events and others, maintains the workshop and equipment store. Works with venues to make them even better for delivering shows. Gives members technical advice on their productions. Is often found working on big events in Central Australia and beyond.
Madeleine Krenek
Arts Development Manager
Manages our professional and commercial development services. Works with members to develop plans to achieve their goals. Connects artists up to paid work opportunities. Liaises with artists for our events. Professional dancer, producer of artistic and community events and teacher.
. Melinda Hooper
Administration Officer
Looks after 67 Bath St with bookings and making it a great place. Supports the team while solving problems and questions. Manages catering, volunteers and our box office service for events. Professional photographer of Indigenous people, culture and events.


Libertas Legal
Contracts and Legal
Arthur J Gallagher

BOARD 2017

Current Board, with a mix of continuing and elected members at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Board meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month excluding January. The Annual General Meeting is held in the last week of April.

Jason Quin (Chair)

BA (Hons), Grad Cert (Int Development), PRINCE2 (Proj Management). 15 years NFP organisational management experience (UK & Australia).

David Nixon (Deputy Chair)

David Nixon has lived and worked in Alice Springs since 1990 as a Digital Media Producer creating innovative solutions and compelling content across a variety of platforms. His skills in media and event production are leveraged to add vision and value to the work of RedHOT Arts.

Jen Standish White (Treasurer)

Jen Standish-White has worked over the past 13 years in Alice Springs in management roles in the Arts, Indigenous, Social Service and Tourism sectors. She has been a committee member on a number of voluntary Boards/Committees including Secretary at Tourism Central Australia, Committee Member at 8CCC Community Radio 2014; Chairperson at the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia (MCSCA) 2009 – 2011; Treasurer at InCite Youth Arts 2007 – 2008, the Alice Desert Festival 2006 – 2007 and at 8CCC Community Radio 2006 – 2007; and was also Secretary at the Alice Desert Festival 2008. Jen was also a member of the Alice Springs Town Council’s Public Art Advisory Committee 2011 – 2013 and a mentor in the Desert Knowledge Australia Leadership Program 2010 – 2011.

Jen has extensive local and national knowledge across the not-for-profit and government sectors and brings a range of managerial skills, particularly in Governance that are of benefit to the Red Hot Arts Committee.

Dr. Craig San Roque (Public Officer)
An Alice Springs resident since 1992. Psychologist, Author and creator of community performance events.These include Persephone’s Dog, Persephone 2,  ElectraThe Long Weekend in Alice Springs, a graphic novel with Josh Santospirito,  won the NT Literary Non Fiction Award,  2014.
Damien Ryan
Current Alice Springs Town Council Mayor. As a long term Alice Springs resident Damien is proactive across the community with his time.
Marcus KuchenBuch
Artist in Residence
Remote Choir Program Alice & Barkly Region
Creative Director The Alice Beat 2016
Instrumental Teacher
Northern Territory Music School
Department of Education
Northern Territory Government
Jonny Rowden

Jonny is a British-born performing artist currently located in Alice Springs. He graduated from Plymouth University, UK in 2012 with an MA in Performance Practice, and has since worked with UK-based artists Kaleider, Blind Ditch, The Bike Shed Theatre, Bizarre Rituals,  Alice Tatton-Brown, Tom Pritchard and Steven Paige. In Australia he has worked with 2NDTOE running their desert-based dance initiative Alice Can Dance, and collaborated with Alexandra Hullah in residence at Visual Bulk in Hobart, Tasmania.

In 2014 he formed performance company AMINAL with collaborator Kelly Marie Miller. AMINAL specialise in interactive performance for a range of audiences, typically located in non-conventional performance spaces.

Additionally, he has worked as an associate lecturer at Plymouth University, leading workshops in contemporary performance making. His practice is typically located in participatory, food-based, and public performance.

 .  Rob Burdon

Rob is the founder and creative force behind Burdon Torzillo, a community development and governance consulting firm. Rob’s background in agriculture led him to community development projects in Somalia and Calcutta in the mid-1980s, then on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands in South Australia and then private practice in Alice Springs. Rob has developed inter-cultural visual explanations, tools and software for strategic planning, graphical financial reporting, good governance training, facilitation, and community development. Rob’s life and work experience, together with his diplomacy skills, often see him achieving success in corporate reform for organisations.