Sarah Houbolt

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A woman with white skin, sparse short blonde hair, large hoop earrings and black rimmed glasses, smiling.Sarah Houbolt is an experienced international producer and arts leader, managing multi-artform presentations, community arts programs, arts and disability festivals, disability arts theatre, media opportunities, and conference events for governments and not for profits for over 15 years. She has worked in several countries on research, evaluation and access consultancy, including Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, UK, USA and continental Europe.

Sarah has worked in the wider disability advocacy and policy sector and digital access space for several years, with a career highlight of speaking at the United Nations on the rights of women and girls with disability. She has been on various Boards, including Queenslanders with Disability Network and SAMAG, and on several access and inclusion advisory committees. Sarah received the inaugural Arts Access Aotearoa Artistic Achievement Award, and the inaugural Australian Disability Leadership Institute Arts Award.

Sarah holds a Bachelor for both Social work and Arts (Politics and Sociology) from the University of Queensland. She was a finalist at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics, and a featured TEDx speaker.

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