Melbourne-based writer Esther Anatolitis is one of Australia's most influential advocates for the arts. She is Deputy Chair of Contemporary Arts Precincts, who have recently opened Collingwood Yards, and Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT School of Art. Esther has led arts and media organisations across all artforms, and her consultancy Test Pattern focuses on creative policy, practice and precincts, as well as advocacy and public value. A hallmark of Esther's arts leadership career has been her tenacious civic engagement, ensuring that artists' voices and arts issues feature prominently on political agendas. This work has ranged from strategic development and private advice to public events, regional marginal seat forums, candidates' debates, specialist workshops and Australia's first advocacy training program for the arts. A prolific writer, Esther's work regularly appears in literary journals, newspapers, and across the arts and design media. Her book Place, Practice, Politics is published in 2022 by Spurbuchverlag.