Artists and arts workers among recipients of Australia Day honours

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Richard Watts

From artists and artistic directors to board members and music educators, the cultural sector has been strongly represented in this year’s Australia Day honours.

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Medal of the Order of Australia.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts