Ben Starick is the director of Starling Communications – consultants in marketing, communications, publicity, media relations, event management, project management and graphic design. A graduate in public relations from RMIT University, Ben has worked with many organisations in the arts and culture sector offering services ranging from higher level strategic marketing and communications advice and planning to implementing comprehensive media and publicity strategies and campaigns. Ben is a past board member of Writers Victoria (as deputy chair) and Theatre Works.
Ben has completed projects for the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, VicHealth, City of Melbourne, City of Maribyrnong, State Library Victoria, Victoria University, Circus Oz, Arts House, Arts West, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Token, Big West Festival, British Council Australia, Malthouse Theatre, Back to Back Theatre, Djuki Mala, ILBIJERRI, fortyfivedownstairs, Footscray Community Arts Centre, THE SUBSTATION, Australian Book Review, Gertrude Contemporary, The Torch, Art Gallery Ballarat, Ranters Theatre, Dancehouse, La Mama, Outer Urban Projects, Chamber Made Opera, Australian Art Orchestra, Australasian Worldwide Music Expo, Dance Massive and the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.
‘How do you use your space?’
I run my business, Starling Communications, from my space. The Meat Market is perfect as many of my clients are based here also, including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Chamber Made Opera. I also work with Arts House which is close by at the North Melbourne Town Hall.