Emily Sexton is a curator, producer and festival director from Melbourne. She is currently Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre. Highlights of her current role include the programming and presentation of international guests such as Miranda July, David Suzuki, Ira Glass, Rob Delaney, Hanya Yanagihara, Cheryl Strayed and Meghan Daum, alongside Australia’s favourite writers including Richard Flanagan, Anita Heiss, Maxine Benenba Clarke and Graeme Simsion.
Prior to her role with the Wheeler Centre, Emily was the Artistic Director of Next Wave (2010-14), Artistic Director of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust’s 20th Anniversary (2013) and Creative Producer for Melbourne Fringe (2008-10). For this work Emily was awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship (2014-15). She currently sits on the board of Arena Theatre Company, and regularly acts in an advisory capacity for state, federal and private funding bodies.