Clara Iaccarino is a festival programmer, artist manager, journalist and producer. As the director of Australian-based company MAKEbeLIVE Productions and US-based company Whirlwind Entertainment, Clara works across both territories covering all facets of the entertainment business. She has programmed for various multi-arts festivals including Sydney Festival First Night, Darwin Festival and Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA). As a journalist, she worked for The Sun-Herald and The Sydney Morning Herald as a feature writer and arts reporter and continues to freelance for various publications. She has also worked for news services at a number of major events including the Torino Winter Olympics, the Rugby World Cup (France) and the Beijing Olympic Games. Clara manages All Our Exes Live in Texas, mama kin spender and We Two Thieves, and is the Program Associate: Contemporary Music for Perth International Arts Festival. Clara is also the development manager for The Seed. She graduated from UTS with a BA (Communications) and is a member of AAM.