John Paul Fischbach

John Paul FischbachJohn Paul Fischbach is the Executive Director of Auspicious Arts Incubator based in Melbourne and created in 2007 to improve business and marketing skills for independent artists and arts organisations.

John Paul Fischbach is an international producer and director of both theatre and film. In 1997 he transitioned his large theatre company to using Value Based Language and continues to be a passionate advocate of changing the way we talk about the arts.

He created the Auspicious Arts Incubator in 2007 to improve the business and marketing skills for independent artists and arts organisations by providing long term, one-on-one coaching. Auspicious Arts Incubator is dedicated to assisting the independent arts sector to develop business and marketing skills, and to deliver professional development skills training tailored for the sector. It is also a physical place for offices, training rooms and a rehearsal hall, and a network for emerging artists in the independent arts sector.

In 2009 John Paul created the ‘So you wanna’ training seminars series which tours nationally and is in great demand for changing old paradigms in order to create dynamic business and improve marketing results particularly using social media. John Paul is a passionate supporter of youth arts and presented a passionate keynote address at the last Young People and the Arts Australia YPAA conference. John Paul divides his time equally between the incubator and his own creative projects. His short film ‘Shoelace’ (about the day a five year old succeeds in tying his shoes) has screened in 32 festivals around the world.

Most recently John Paul launched an entertainment App, ‘True Secrets’ – seven digital pod-plays of Melbourne’s notorious past, delivered via the smart phone at specific locations in the Melbourne CBD. John Paul is also the author of the forthcoming book, ‘Market the Heart, smarter more effective marketing for the arts’.

For more information please visit the Auspicious Arts Incubator website.