I built the first website for the Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA) in 1999 which is is the peak employer body in the arts and entertainment industry, operating, in its many guises, since February 10, 1917. The AEIA is situated in Melbourne, Victoria and its management of is vested in an Executive Council, to which officers are elected.
AEIA’s Australia-wide membership includes commercial operators, and government assisted organisations. We cover all aspects of the industry, including employers involved in theatre, opera, ballet and dance, festivals, rock and roll, multi purpose and sporting venues and hirers, orchestras, comedy and variety, ticketing, events, promoters and producers, cinema operators and suppliers, crewing, sound and lighting, service suppliers and contractors, and exhibition companies.
Led by visionary Chief Executive, Jan Stoneham, the AEIA has a national structure and perspective, and is committed to servicing members, both collectively and individually, regardless of size. Membership base is a mix of federal and state government assisted organisations, and commercial operators.
Under Jan’s leadership, and utilizing her tenacity, Jan and the AEIA launched the first national Australian performing arts awards, The Helpmanns, Australia’s equivalent of the Tony Awards on Broadway and the Olivier Awards in London.