Danielle Robson Founder Soda Arts. Curator, Arts Manager and Creative Producer based in Sydney, Australia. Formerly Director of ArtsPeople


Danielle is an experienced Arts Manager, Curator and Creative Producer who relishes connecting audiences with ideas. 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, an arts consultancy that develops and delivers projects for organisations who want to work with visual artists. 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.

From the moment Danielle first contacted me right through to the completion of our project it was an enjoyable, stress-free, well-run partnership. Working tirelessly, diplomatically and efficiently she supported all of us in a short space of time to come up with the installation we all wanted.
— Penelope Davis, Artist