Justyna Jochym

Festivals Adelaide

Justyna believes that festivals reflect the best and most optimistic version of a place. She is CEO of Festivals Adelaide (FA), the strategic peak body for South Australia’s 11 major arts and cultural festivals, including Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, DreamBig Children’s Festival, SALA and others. As an industry alliance, FA works to strategically position, develop and advance the festival sector in Adelaide – South Australia. This includes destination development and aligning the impact of festivals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to this role, she worked as the Head of International Cooperation and Development at the Krakow Festival Office (Poland). From 2014 – 2018, Justyna was the Chair of the UNESCO Cities of Literature and a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Steering Committee. She has been the coordinator of the Festival Cities Network (Adelaide, Edinburgh, Krakow, Montreal, and Singapore) since 2017, and she works closely with the European Festivals Association. Justyna serves on the boards of The Mill, Writers SA, Arts Industry Council, and the United Nations Association of Australia, SA Division.