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Alison Cole
Special Guest

In 1999 Alison established The Virtual Works, a virtual project management business in the corporate, diversity, arts & small business sectors.  Alison brings 40 years experience in Arts & Business and delivers it with a particular blend of humour.  She is passionate about working within the arts sector on a quest to bring greater synergies between art and business. Alison is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Opera Foundation for young Australians, where she managers national auditions to provide international opportunities for young artists. Alison’s unique strength is her ability to convey the complexities of the operational side of a business to artists whilst supporting their individual objectives without any artistic interference.