VICKI GORDON brings a wealth of experience as a Creative Producer and Leader in Management, Strategic Planning in the NFP sector, First Nations Engagement and Cultural Governance. She has worked as a Musician, Music Producer, Record Label Executive, Festival Director, Cultural Producer, Tour Manager, Music Theatre Producer, Artist and Marketing Manager. She has been awarded a Human Rights Commendation, Community Cultural Development Award, Women in the Arts Fellowship, PPCA Award and numerous ARIA Awards in recognition of her contribution to industry. She holds a Certificate of Completion in Indigenous Cultural Protocols for Business.
In 1990 Vicki Founded the Australian Women’s Rock Institute producing Australia’s first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Contemporary Music Festival; first All Girl Rock Festival, and Australia’s first Training program for Female DJ’s. She has been Music Manager to Indigenous singer/songwriters Emma Donovan & Ursula Yovich and as an Independent Record Label Director was integral to the success of Vanessa Amorosi’s 5x platinum debut album The Power and hit single Absolutely Everybody.
As Music Producer & Curator for the highly successful Barefoot Divas Sydney & NZ International Arts Festivals (2012) and QLD Music Festival (2013) she independently toured the company to sold out houses in North America, Canada and Hawaii in 2014 selling out the Hong Kong Concert Hall (Hong Kong Arts Festival) in 2015.
She is Commissioning Producer for the critically acclaimed Indigenous Women’s Rock Musical Barbara & the Camp Dogs winning 4x Helpmann Awards for Best Australian Musical, Best Score, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor in 2019. Vicki is currently Founding Executive Director and Creative Producer for Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) and President for the not for profit charity CiCADA International Inc.