PUBLIC ART, PLACE ACTIVATION, FESTIVALS & EVENTS
- 20+ years – Arts, culture and community projects
- 15 years – Public Art project management
- 10 years – Place Activation project management
- 15 years – Festivals and Events producer
- Master’s Degree: Community Cultural Development – Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
Charlotte (otherwise known as ‘Lotte’) is an experienced project manager in the areas of public art, place-making, performance, festivals and events. She is also a curator of public programs, visual arts and exhibitions.
Lotte Hilder started her arts and creative industries career in photography and film, working on productions such as Spike Jonez feature film ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. In 2003, after relocating to Melbourne for 13 years and working on grass-roots community arts projects she has been producing, curating and managing arts and cultural initiatives for various government, arts, cultural and community organisations.
Lotte has also collaborated with diverse communities and artists on significant cultural initiatives, including working on Festivals such as ‘Yirramboi’ – First Nations Arts Festival, Centre of Contemporary photography community projects, the Asia TOPA triennial Festival in Melbourne and Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney and Perth.
2020 | Creation in Isolation, Central Coast Council
Role: Creative Producer and project manager
During the COVID pandemic in partnership with a colleague we initiated an innovative project that captured artists and community members experience of the pandemic through public art projects, photography, music and film which will be shared digitally as well as in a book which captures these extraordinary times. (ongoing project)
2018-19 | Aboriginal public Art projects, Sculpture by the Sea
Role: Creative Producer and community liaison
Working with renown aboriginal artist Nicole Monks, I supported the development of two large scale public art projects in Sydney and Perth for Sculpture by the Sea. This included community engagement for public performances/activations as part of the sculptural installations.
2015 – 2017 | Creative Producer, Arts Centre Melbourne
Creative Producer for a range of projects and programs including working on Festivals such as Asia TOPA and Yirramboi, as well as participatory and place activation projects in partnership with artists, arts/culture and community organisations.
PAST RELEVANT CONSULTANCY & EMPLOYMENT
Current | Cultural Development Worker
Central Coast Council
2018-2019 | Place Activation Officer
Maitland City Council
2017-2018 | Newcastle Museum
Audience engagement manager (1-year contract)
2015-2017 | Creative Producer
Arts Centre Melbourne
2015-2017 | Sessional Teacher
Victorian College of the Arts in Community Cultural Development
2009-2015 | Youth Arts & Events Officer
Brimbank City Council, Melbourne
1994-1996 | Diploma of Fine Arts
Institution: National Art School
Location: Sydney NSW
2003 | Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia Design
Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
2009 – 2014 | Postgraduate and Masters in Community Cultural Development
Melbourne University – Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria