Laura Harris

Laura Harris

Producer: Social Impact

Laura’s diverse experience developing and delivering social equity-focused programs, traverses the arts, community, government, and social innovation spaces.  Laura loves producing, amplifying the work of others, and bringing creative vision to life. She is thrilled to be working for ILBIJERRI to bring social impact focused performances to communities.

Laura worked at Big hART as National Producer and Producer of the multi-artform Yijala Yala Project, a suite of creative programs with Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi communities, including the Australian tour of theatre production Hipbone Sticking Out.

Laura is also a gender specialist, having worked with social change think tank Criterion Institute as a Gender Equity and Systems Change Advisor and Program Manager, delivering gender equality analysis, strategies, and training for partner organisations.

Laura has also worked as an event manager, project manager, strategic advisor, relationship manager, and community engagement and communications professional in a range of organisations including Australia Council for the Arts, Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific, and Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity, a fellowship program at The University of Melbourne for Indigenous-led social change.

Laura is passionate about working collaboratively and placing community at the centre of decision making.  She is also an advisor to the board of Nightingale Housing and has a woodworking practice making furniture from recycled and reclaimed timber.