YUM CHA ARTS IS A COLLECTIVE OF PRODUCERS, CURATORS AND ARTISTS WITH A PASSION FOR BUILDING CREATIVE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA AND ASIA. THE COLLECTIVE WAS FORMED IN 2014 IN RECOGNITION OF THE WEALTH OF ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITY CONNECTING THE REGION IN WHICH WE LIVE.
YUM CHA ARTS PROJECTS ARE CROSS-CULTURAL AND
CROSS-ARTFORM, FROM THE VISUAL ARTS, TO PERFORMING ARTS, TO MULTI-MEDIA AND FILM, TO GATHERINGS FORGING CONNECTIONS IN THE REGION. YUM CHA ARTS IS A SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR INDIVIDUAL PRODUCERS, CURATORS AND ARTISTS.
THE COLLECTIVE SHARES IDEAS, IDEOLOGY, AND OPPORTUNITIES.
FIONA CARTER - PRODUCER
Fiona originally trained and worked as a professional trumpeter, attaining a Bachelor of Music degree at the Australian National University – Institute of the Arts (Canberra School of Music). She holds a Masters in Management and Cultural Policy, University of Warwick (UK) and spent 3 years as Marketing Manager of Norfolk & Norwich Festival Productions.
Fiona moved to Darwin in 2000. While based in the Northern Territory, Fiona has been manager of several arts organisations, including Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Tracks Dance Company, Artsmark (Darwin Joint Arts Marketing), and RAFT artspace. She has also worked for Arts NT in Darwin and Alice Springs. Fiona is currently Finance Officer for Music NT.
Fiona is passionate about Asian arts, culture and community and completed an Asialink Management Residency in Indonesia in 2003. She now produces independent arts projects linking Asian and Northern Territory artists. She is the founding member of Yum Cha Arts.
In 2012 Fiona was treated for breast cancer. In response to this journey and with the support of her friends and colleagues, Fiona created HeART – Artful Wellbeing, an arts and health diversionary program.