I create stories, media, and events to help people learn, play, and explore. My speciality is helping organisations and communities, large or small, to create new and effective activities, policies, and offerings.
Matt Finch helps communities, companies, and institutions to create new and exciting activities, programmes, and partnerships. His work spans policy consultation and strategic direction, community outreach, collection & events development for cultural institutions, and professional development for staff at all levels.
Matt is regularly invited to keynote at conferences and events including LIANZA 2017, SWITCH 2016 (PDF download), and VALA 2014. He has spoken at the British House of Commons and Australia’s Parliament House on literacy issues and gave a presentation on strategic storytelling at the global IFLA President’s Meeting 2018. From 2016-2017 he was the first ever Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland and a Creative/Researcher at British Library Labs.
Matt holds a Ph.D. in Modern Intellectual History from the University of London, and holds PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification for project management. His writing credits cover a range of print and online media in the US, UK, and beyond.