Daniel Clarke (He/Him)
Festival Creative Director – WorldPride Arts
Daniel has worked as an Artistic Director, Creative Producer, Executive Producer, Director, Programmer and CEO across Australia and the UK. He is a respected arts leader with a commitment to inclusivity, bold voices, independent artists, new works and artistic development. He has championed the works of many visionary LGBTIQA+ artists throughout his career from independent producing to within large cultural institutions.
Daniel ‘s previous roles include Creative Producer; Theatre and Contemporary Performance at Arts Centre Melbourne, Executive Producer; Programming at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, CEO/Creative Producer of Theatre Works, St Kilda, Artistic Director/CEO of Adelaide’s Feast Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, Creative Producer at Leicester Haymarket Theatre (UK) and Director of Youth Theatre and Drama Development at The Point (UK). As well as his leadership roles within organisations, for more than twenty years Daniel has also worked as an independent Director and Producer.
He has had the privilege of working with many brilliant queer artists including Mo’Ju, Robyn Archer, Taylor Mac, John Barrowman, Moira Finucane, Ash Flanders, Little Ones Theatre, THE RABBLE, Fraught Outfit, Sisters Grimm, Ikochi, Regina Fez, The Wau Wau Sisters, Panti Bliss, Briefs, Magda Szubanski, Hot Brown Honey, Yana Alana, Mama Alto, Gender Euphoria, Caroline Bowditch, Julie McNamara, Selina Jenkins, Scottee, Penny Arcade, Dolly Diamond, Topping & Butch, Trevor Ashley, Thomas Jaspers, Ursula Martinez, Libby O’Donovan, Stephen Oliver, Dean Bryant, Jonny Woo, Le Gateau Chocolat, Christos Tsiolkas, Glace Chase, Jacob Boehme, Margie Fischer, Troy-Anthony Baylis, Jonathan Harvey, Tim Miller, Lea DeLaria, Cocoa Butter Club, Joel Bray, Dickie Beau and many more.
Daniel has held board positions with St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, South Australian Arts Industry Council and Feast Festival. He is currently a panel member for the Helpmann Awards (Theatre).
Daniel has been awarded the Green Room Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cabaret (2020), Sidney Myer Facilitators Prize (2016), Ruby Award for Outstanding Community Impact for Feast Festival (2007) and Dame Ruby Litchfield Performing Arts Award (2002).