Stephanie Eslake founded CutCommon in 2014 with the vision to create an inclusive community for arts practitioners in Australia. She has attended the Australian Youth Orchestra Words About Music program, and graduated from the University of Tasmania with degrees in media, music, and sociology. She also has certificates in broadcast and business. You may have read Stephanie’s journalism in Meanjin, The Mercury, TasWeekend, SBS (Life), Limelight Magazine, Junkee, The Music, Crikey, ArtsHub (ArtsHub UK, ScreenHub), Aphra Magazine, The Courier Mail, The Daily Telegraph and RendezView, Adelaide Now, Young Opportunities Australia, Perth Now, The Herald Sun, and Warp Magazine; the latter of which she has also worked as subeditor, and is now reviews curator.
Stephanie won the City of Hobart Australia Day 2017 Young Citizen of the Year Award for her “community contribution by creating an online promotional and educational network for young Australian classical musicians”. She is also the inaugural 2017 Kill Your Darlings New Critic Award winner, won the 2018 Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards Arts and Fashion prize (semi-finalist in 2016 and finalist in 2017), was shortlisted for the 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship, and writes academic course content in writing, editing, design, and entrepreneur subject areas for Foundry. The writer co-founded Upbeat Monthly News for the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music, has written program notes for the Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, hosted features on Edge Radio 99.3 and ABC Classic FM, and worked in live broadcast production. In 2015, she spent time as acting editor and lead writer for The Mercury‘s music publication Pulse.
The classical saxophonist tutors woodwind, worked as co-editor and publications mentor for Hobart City Council’s Platform youth arts and culture magazine, and was part of the Making Waves’ Making Conversation interview team. She is also a grants assessment panellist on the Tasmanian Department of State Growth’s Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register, and was selected for the ARIA Awards Voting Academy and the APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards judging panel.
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