ABOUT US.

EXPERTISE

With over 18 years experience, we are experts in curation and production and know all the tricks of the trade. From inception to completion, we're here to help with every stage of
a project.

PROFESSIONAL

We are creatives at heart but our heads lie in the business world. We are organised and reliable, and know communication and collaboration are the keys to success.

UNEXPECTED

Our work is never the
same. We are inspired by
the unique perspective
artists bring to the world,
and our goal is to
facilitate exceptional and transformational arts experiences.

COLLABORATIVE

We take care to understand the needs of our partners, working collaboratively with them to embrace constraints, and deliver on time and
on budget.

WHAT WE DO.

We live in the space between a curatorial consultancy and an arts production company. Our business model is flexible: we can work as consultants, joining your team to help you deliver your project. We also provide a full production service, assembling teams of skilled arts professionals to deliver projects from end-to-end.

Penelope Davis, Sea-change exhibition at Arup Gallery Sydney. Curator: Soda Arts

curatorial services

Exhibitions and Productions
Touring Programs
Public Art
Art Advisory

Jurassic Plastic with Hiroshi Fuji at Sydney Festival 2018. Workshop and public program for children and families

programs + experiences

Arts Experiences
Public Programming
Workshops
Strategic Planning

Fort Thunder with Lucas Abela and Keg de Souza. Participatory contemporary art sound installation at Fairfield Museum and Gallery. Project Manage, Audience Engagement

production management

Project Management
Audience Engagement Strategies
Stakeholder Management
Grant Writing

Soda Arts are a dream to work with. They were keen to deeply understand our intent and help us realise our vision.
— Neelam Gopalani, Marketing Manager, Arup
Danielle Robson Founder Soda Arts. Curator, Arts Manager and Creative Producer based in Sydney, Australia. Formerly Director of ArtsPeople

Danielle Robson, Founder

Danielle is an experienced Arts Manager, Curator and Creative Producer. For over 18 years she has been working across the private and cultural sectors, connecting the work of artists and designers with the needs of audiences and organisations. She is adept at leading large complex multidisciplinary projects as well as small-scale arts projects.

In 2018 Danielle launched Soda Arts. From 2015 - 2018 she was Co-Founder and Director of ArtsPeople, an arts company with offices in Sydney and Tokyo. Prior to this Danielle was Creative Programs Manager at Object: Australian Design Centre for six years, where she curated ground-breaking nationally touring exhibitions.

Danielle’s recent curatorial highlights include Sea-change with Penelope Davis at Arup Sydney Gallery (2018), Jurassic Plastic with Hiroshi Fuji at Sydney Festival (2018), Tanabata: Star Village at The Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory (2016) and Fort Thunder: An Electro-Acoustic Playground with Lucas Abela and Keg de Souza at Fairfield Museum and Gallery (2018).

Before moving into the cultural sector ten years ago, Danielle worked in the private sector at a design agency, where she honed her design knowledge and project management skills. Danielle’s qualifications include a Master of Art Administration from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and a Bachelor of Law and Media from Macquarie University.

In my dealings with Danielle I found her to have a highly creative, professional and collaborative approach, driven by a profound understanding of audience engagement. Her combined curatorial, design and public programming background uniquely positions her to provide large audiences with rich and creative participatory experiences that are also personally meaningful and visually strong. I have no doubt she will deliver exceptional results for any project that she oversees.
— Janson Hews, Head of Experience & Learning, Sydney Living Museums

Over 18 years experience working with organisations big and small: