Raina Savage has been the Manager of Griffith Regional Theatre and Art Gallery since April 2016. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) and is currently completing a Master of Arts and Cultural Management at Deakin University.
Prior to 2016 Raina was a Community Arts Development Manager, and Artistic Director of GFEST Fringe Arts Festival for 5 years, bringing quirky, queer and quality cabaret to the fringes of outback WA. Raina has previously worked as a senior native title lawyer in remote and regional WA, and with homeless and at risk young people across NSW.
Raina is passionate about the arts as a vehicle for empowerment and social inclusion, using creativity and participation to challenge stereotypes, breakdown barriers and build community connection. She is a fierce advocate for regional communities, and ensuring that they not only have access to arts and cultural experiences equivalent to their metropolitan peers, but that they have real opportunities to develop and express their own creative skills and potential.