Writer / Researcher / Editor

 

Writing and research specialty areas:

 

  • Copywriting and editing

  • Grant writing and acquittals

  • Academic editing

  • Qualitative research

  • Festival studies

  • Musicology

 

Danielle is an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Music (cello) and Masters in Creative Industries (Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship). Danielle’s PhD thesis on the Restrung New Chamber Festival was nominated for an Outstanding Thesis Award (2011). The inaugural Restrung — which Danielle funded, managed and curated — took place in 2008 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The Restrung New Chamber Festival was a practice-led research project which explored the intricacies of musical relationships within the festival context [download thesis here]

 

Previously, in 2005, she curated and managed another festival research project  — the Australian Music for Strings Weekend — sponsored by Rockhampton City Council.

 

An active musicologist, Danielle has been Secretary of the Musicological Society of Australia (QLD Chapter), as well as being the Student Representative for the Society’s National Chapter. She has delivered research papers for the Musicological Society of Australia and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, was a guest lecturer in festival studies at the University of Glamorgan (Wales), and has sat on a number of panels at the National Young Writers’ Festival (2008 and 2010).

 

Danielle is a published poet, having won an award from the University of Sydney for her piece Oceanic Grief, and writer, with articles appearing in publications including World New Music Magazine (Europe), Music Forum (Music Council of Australia) and the Conference Proceedings for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. A book chapter on curating Restrung 2012 will published in late 2015 in Here and Now — an anthology of creative practice in Brisbane (compiled by the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre.

 

Danielle was Queensland Theatre Company’s resident grant writer and researcher from July 2014 - September 2015.  In this capacity she played a major part in bringing in over one million dollars to the Company's Youth and Education, Indigenous, touring, creative development and performance programs.

 

Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Achievements         

 

2014

QLD Conservatorium Griffith University – financial sponsorship for attendance at: European Festival Association’s Atelier for Young Festival Managers (Edinburgh)

 

2013

Winner - APRA-AMCOS Art Music Award for Excellence by an Individual for Dedication & Commitment to Australian Art Music & Chamber Music (national)

 

2012

QLD Conservatorium ‑ financial sponsorship for Restrung festival

QUT ‑ financial sponsorship for Restrung festival

Australia Council – Presentation & Promotion grant for Restrung

 

2010

Institute for Creative Industries & Innovation (QUT) scholarship

 

2008-09

QUT - Postgraduate Research Award

 

2008

QUT - travel grant: 6-week European festival research

Australia Council – Presentation & Promotion grant for Restrung

Australia Council – New work grant for Restrung.

 

In addition, Danielle have written successful grants on behalf of:

 

2014-15

Queensland Theatre Company – Department of Social Services, Australia Council (2 grants), Arts Queensland Superstar Fund, Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund (2 grants), RACQ Community Fund.

 

2013

Music Council of Australia – Australia Council

International Music Council – Australia Council

 

2012-13

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University – for Arts QLD
(2 grants), Australia Council, Ian Potter Foundation, Australasian Performing Rights Association

NATIONAL AWARDWINNER

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