Creative sector, diversity and inclusion initiatives, first-generation settler/migrant, race and racism
Rani Pramesti (she/they) is the Creative Strategist behind Creatives of Colour, a shared space and online platform for/by creative people of colour, based in Kulin Country (so-called Melbourne). Rani designs and delivers programs and services that grow the next generation of creative visionaries, thinkers and makers. Rani's approach to service design is centred on justice and uplifting communities as a core part of the process. They question the very structures of how decisions are made and how power is practised. Rani is also the Program Producer (of the Victorian Independent Producers Initiative and for Strategic Visioning) at Theatre Network Australia, where they lead and facilitate strategic advocacy campaigns to drive home the value of arts and culture to people in positions of power. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of Arts in 2013, Rani has dedicated herself to collaborations with underrepresented groups in the arts and culture, working inter-sectionally with culturally diverse practitioners, First Nations communities and Deaf and Disabled people. As Rani P Collaborations, they lead culturally diverse teams across Indonesia and Australia to create transformative experiences at the intersection of storytelling and technology. Rani works, learns and loves across Kulin Country (Melbourne), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Ohlone Country (San Francisco).