Dan Koop is an Artist, Producer and Facilitator working in public and unusual spaces. Creatively, he makes performance works in unexpected and public spaces that engage audiences to become participants. Professionally, he has worked for contemporary multi artform venues and festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and London. As a Facilitator, he has hosted conferences for hundreds, taught small tutorials and worked as a conduit between community groups and arts organisations. He holds a Masters of Public Art from RMIT University and casually teaches at several tertiary institutions around Melbourne.
As an Artist, Dan has created collaborative works with Polyglot Theatre (2018 Shepparton Arts Festival), for Hotel Obscura (2016 FOLA), Going Nowhere (2014 Arts House) and the Green Room Award winning The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge (2012 Next Wave).
As a Producer, Dan has worked at Battersea Arts Centre (UK), Brisbane Powerhouse, Sydney Festival, Theatre Works St Kilda and was the Creative Program Producer for the 2015-17 Melbourne Fringe Festivals. At Melbourne Fringe Dan produced the Made By Fringe program and facilitated the Artist Development Programs for emerging artists.