El Chantry

Creative Partnerships Australia

El is an experienced event manager who believes there should be no barriers when it comes to enjoying a good gig. As the Partnerships and Events Manager at Creative Partnerships Australia, El is helping foster a culture of private giving, celebrating philanthropic investment and equipping musicians with access to fundraising skills development opportunities. Prior to CPA, El produced Melbourne Music Week for six years and was instrumental in developing the MMW Hub venues. Before that she worked as a venue booker in Oslo, as the artist liaison for Hovefestivalen and Øya Natt, wrote articles for music magazines and did a fair stint at the Department of Culture and the Arts. El volunteers with Gertrude Street Projection Festival as the music programmer, and chairs Musicians 4 Hearing, a non-profit designed to fund hearing care in the developing world, raise hearing awareness amongst local musicians and promote Deaf inclusion in music.