Zana Kobayashi is a freelance creative manager in Newcastle. Her work encompasses event production, marketing and project management. From local grassroots organisations through to the state government level, Zana works with local institutions to produce and curate cultural content in the city.
The desire to be a part of the changing cultural landscape of her hometown has been a driving force in the development of Zana's career. Her commitment to facilitating creative spaces within the city has been fuelled watching by the dramatic effect of the creative industries upon Newcastle. She hopes to continue contributing to the shifting the identity of the city in a way that ensures creativity is valued and diversity is celebrated.