Ms Jacinta Thompson
Appointed 1 August 2018 for three years
Ms Jacinta Thompson is the Executive Director of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia. Prior to joining UniSA in 2014, Jacinta was the Artistic Director of the OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre from 2007, where she worked closely with numerous Korean artists, companies and producers to present an array of dynamic Korean arts as part of the OzAsia Festival.
Jacinta was the Executive Producer for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival from 2003-2006. She has previously worked as the Education Manager for Sydney Theatre Company, Regional Arts Victoria and the 1994 and 1996 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. Jacinta was also a Program Manager of the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts and Operations Manager for the 1995 and 1997 Come Out Youth Arts Festival.
Jacinta was also awarded an Asialink Arts Management Residency and spent 6months working in Programming at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore where she collaborated with Teamwork Arts, India in presenting the Esplanade’s annual Indian Festival, Kalaa Utsavam and Malay Festival, Pesta Raya. In early 2017, she joined forces again with Teamwork Arts as a Venue Manager and MC for the Jaipur Literature Festival, India.
She has previously served on the Adelaide Film Festival Board and is on the steering committee of The Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership and a member of the Association for Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC).