Stephen Armstrong is a creative producer and programmer specialising in new work commissions and interdisciplinary and inter-cultural collaborations. He is currently Creative Director of the inaugural Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts.
Stephen graduated in English Literature and History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne, and completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
He has worked as an Artistic Associate or Executive Producer for many of Australia’s leading performing arts companies including: Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Chamber Made Opera and Handspan Theatre. Stephen is currently a board director of Next Wave Festival. Previous directorships include Chunky Move and NIDA. He has been a councillor of the Australia Council for the Arts and chaired both the New Media Arts Fund and the Theatre Board.
Stephen has been the grateful recipient of the Myer Group Arts Award, the George Fairfax Fellowship, the 2005 Green Room Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre and was awarded the 2008 Kenneth Myer Medallion for Outstanding Achievement in the Performing Arts.