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Alison Cole
Special Guest

In 1999 Alison established The Virtual Works, a virtual project management business in the arts, corporate, diversity & small business sectors.  Alison brings over 30 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 Executive Director of The Opera Foundation for young Australians, where she manages national auditions, events and provides professional development support to young opera artists to enable them to maximise international opportunities.  Alison’s unique strength is her ability to convey the complexities of the operational side of a business to artists whilst supporting their individual goals objectively and without any artistic interference.