|Joanne Kee is the Director of Ceres Solutions. Her background includes not for profit and corporate as well as organizations ranging in size from small to large. She has worked in the arts sector for over 16 years in both the UK and Australia.
Joanne’s work experience includes a strong record of improving business operations and efficiencies in sectors ranging from finance and travel to the arts. In particular she has been able to successfully turn around small/medium sized organisations from deficit to surplus positions as well as growing audience numbers and brand awareness.
In relation to her arts work, she is working/has worked for the following organisations developing strategic directions, business, marketing, e-marketing and operational plans, analysing businesses, managing website design, recruiting and working with boards, organisational change management, corporate governance, fundraising, developing successful audience development strategies in regional and metropolitan NSW, partnership management and development, recording strategies, event, touring and venue management.
Currently Joanne is focussing on the development of artistic partnerships and industry infrastructure, primarily for Sydney Improvised Music Assocation. This incorporates international projects, artist career development assistance and programming. She is also also working internatinoally producing performances, such as the very successful Tubular Bells for Two which tours UK and Europe for the second time in 2013.
She completed a major viral fundraising and branding campaign for the Tasmanian Devil in 2008. www.tassiedevilappeal.org which is a first in that it works with a consortium of zoos and wildlife parks around Australia to raise money with an online campaign.
Joanne ran a national touring project with Performing Lines called Sound Travellers, where over 45,000 people attended a Sound Travellers event, experiencing sound art/electronica/ improvised jazz and contemporary classical music (funded by the Australia Council). Through Ceres she is also developing a funding model for musicians, based on her experience with professional fundraising organisations. As Director of places + spaces Joanne launched a creative development residency for music on Cockatoo Island, Cockatoo Calling, which later transferred to the Rocks.
Joanne has produced and programmed a wide range of performances for Festival’s and concert series, ranging from music to physical theatre. Through not for profit places + spaces she produces music performances and shows such as Tubular Bells for Two. She is currently programming music programs which include classical and other genres for a range of arts organisations.
"The gig itself was the latest (& last, for '08, anyway) in a long line of Place & Spaces performance, an innovative, diverse, yet incredibly cohesive & well-conceived series of programmes, purveyed by the progressive & perspicacious Joanne Kee." Australian Stage, Brad Syke 6 November
She has worked or is working with the following Companies and people.
Joanne graduated from the University of London in Arts management and training and has a graduate certificate in Management - University of Western Sydney.
Her experience in fundraising includes creating and implementing strategies/campaigns for conservation/research for Tasmanian Devils, Australian Marine Mammal Research and endangered frog species.
Joanne is also Director of places + spaces, a not for profit venture aimed at promoting the arts.
She is on the committee for the Sydney Fringe Festival and the board of the Sydney International jazz festival (to commence in 2012).
Joanne Kee 0414 973 095 :jkee-at-ceressolutions.com.au
Other websites: www.soundtravellers.com.au - hear videos on Sound Travellers youtube channel