Sage Arts offers a variety of Artist Services including:

  • All aspects of producing from conception of a work, through creative developments, presentation, evaluation and beyond inc. market development planning and targeting of likely supporting partners, co-producers and presenters.
  • Grant writing and fundraising inc. reporting
  • Career sustainability advice, advocacy and sounding board service

For Management and Board services go to Sage Against the Machine



Michaela Coventry’s career as a creative producer spans 20 years and all artforms. She is currently the Creative Director of Sage Arts and Executive Producer of The SUBSTATION. With Sage Arts she works with many independent artists and companies including: Jo Lloyd, Gail Priest, Roslyn Oades & Collaborators, Lee Serle, Matthias Schack- Arnott, Henry Jock Walker, and acts as an advisor for M.E.S.S.

In demand as an executive producer for organisations and as a creative producer of interdisciplinary work, Michaela has worked with many of Australia’s most exciting arts organisations, including Speak Percussion (2015-2017) where she produced tours across Europe and Asia; Megafun (2013-2014) where she produced the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now Dance Program, curated by Antony Hamilton.

Between 2006 – 2012 and again in 2018 – 2019 Michaela was the Executive Producer of Lucy Guerin Inc, where, hand-in-hand with the artistic director, she oversaw the expansion of the company and touring of its work across Asia, Europe and North America.

Other career highlights include producing roles with independent companies such as Marrugeku and Stalker where she oversaw the development of new works and the touring of these works to Europe and Latin America; venues such as Sydney’s Performance Space which included co-curating the Antistatic Dance Festival in 2001; and working with individual artists and independent organisations, such as Lara Thoms, Stephanie Lake Company and Sophia Brous.  Between 2003 and 2005, Michaela was a guest artist for Art Harbour at Future University Hakodate Japan.

Michaela is highly regarded as a board member and member of funding selection panels.  Work in this area has included: M.E.S.S Board, New Music Network Board, Dancehouse Board, PACT Board, Ausdance NSW Board, City of Yarra Room to Move Panel and YAARTSCreative Victoria advisory panels and Australia Council funding panels including Going Global, APAM, Dance Fund and Playing Australia.


photo: Tom Burless