Anastasia Beasley




Describe yourself and what you do in a sentence

I'm the new mum friend of the arts industry and between working and studying I do lots of little jobs that make it easier for people to make and enjoy art.

 Why do you do what you do?

In arts management you get to see and coordinate all the processes that go into connecting art with audiences, and meet lots of cool people who work hard behind the scenes to make it possible. 

What would your autobiography be called?


What food, drink, song inspires you?

Food - a really good panini

Drink - cold sparkling water

Song - "Distant Light" by Dr Dog 

List 5 items that are always in your bag



Water bottle


Random flyers for arts events that happened last month 

How did you start making art?

When I was very young I loved making up plays, TV shows and silly advertisements for imaginary products, then in high school I started doing drama and making new work became my favourite part.

If you could steal credit for any great piece art, song, film, book etc which one would you claim?

Oscar Wilde - A Woman of No Importance. Once I read a book which claimed all of Wilde's plays except for The Importance of Being Earnest were "paltry melodramas plastered over with irrelevant epigrams". A Woman of No Importance definitely fits that description but it's full of sass and quick-witted jokes so I still love it.

What would finally break the internet?

If someone uploaded the digital equivalent of a black hole.

If you had one message to get out to the world, what would it be?
If we're going to save the planet we will actually have to give things up and live simpler, slower lives.

What are you listening to at the moment?

The Spotify Daily Mix that has all my Australian music in it.

 What is your go-to coffee order?

Long mac topped up

 If you had all the money in the world to spend, what kind of vacation would you plan?

A trip that begins in Russia and winds down through to Prague so I can finally see the Kafka museum, then continues south until it's warm enough to swim.

 If you could be a fruit, what would you be and why?

I would like to be a lemon because they make almost every food taste better.