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Jorjia Gillis joins Screen Australia’s First Nations Department

Screen Australia is pleased to announce that Jorjia Gillis has joined the agency this week in the role of Development and Investment Manager, First Nations, reporting to Head of First Nations Angela Bates. In this role, Jorjia will be responsible for assessing applications and managing funded projects across the First Nations Department’s funding programs and initiatives.

Photo Credit: Luke Currie Richardson

Jorjia is a proud saltwater woman of the Budawang mob of the Yuin Nation and was raised on Awabakal land. Her previous roles include Manager First Nations, Industry Initiatives Team and Project Manager of First Nations Arts and Culture team at Australia Council for the Arts.

Jorjia has a background in theatre and was Creative Associate at Playwriting Australia and Arts Educator at Bell Shakespeare. She holds a Bachelor of Theatre and Performance from the University of New England and a Diploma in Performance Practices at the Australia College of Theatre and Television.

Jorjia was named the Balnaves Fellow of the Balnaves Fellowship in 2020, which is an evolution of the prestigious Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright Award.