Festival Director & CEO at Sydney Fringe, Australia
Kerri Glasscock is the founding co-director of artist run company 505 which own the legendary live music club Venue 505 in Surry Hills, and award winning Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. Beyond the walls of 505 Kerri Glasscock has worked in various roles in the Sydney arts scene as performer, director and theatre practitioner. In 2013 she was appointed as CEO & Festival Director of the Sydney Fringe Festival with a tenure till 2021.
A vocal advocate for the Independent sector she has contributed to a number of key action plans and resulting policy reforms including the Committee for Sydney’s- Sydney a 24 Hour City Report the City of Sydney’s Live Music and Performance Action Plan, Inner West Council’s Off Broadway Plan. In her role at Sydney Fringe Festival she works extensively leading the way in temporary re-adaptive use of space for performance that has resulted in the 2018 report: An Anthology of Space: Activating Unused and Under-utilised Space for the Performing and Creative Industries of NSW.
She currently co-Chairs the City of Sydney’s Cultural Sector Advisory Committee and is a founding Board Member of the Night Time Industries Association. She served as a Director of the City Recital Hall Board from 2015-2019 and was included in the Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential and Inspiring People List in 2011.