Portrait of Michael Agar

Michael Agar

Michael Agar is an arts producer who has worked across all artforms, including film, television, theatre, music, writing, visual arts and even puppetry over the last 30 odd years. He has been on the board of Wantok Musik Foundation since 2006.

Wantok Musik is a charity that promotes indigenous musicians from Melanesia and Australia by helping nurture talent and bring it to the world stage, through recording albums and touring musicians.

Michael was co-founder of year-round film festival Popcorn Taxi Melbourne and curated over 140 programs with films and their makers from 2000–6.

He has also worked on the boards of Gertrude Contemporary Arts Spaces, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australian Film Critics Association, Barking Spider Visual Theatre, Gonghouse and Open Channel.

When he’s not working in the arts, Michael teaches qigong and taijiquan and uses his background as a chartered accountant in the finance and investment industry.