Time Out's Future Shapers is a celebration of the best and brightest innovators, trailblazers and community builders in Sydney across five key fields: the arts; civics; sustainability; food and drink; and community and culture. These remarkable individuals and organisations were nominated by a panel of experts including editor of Time Out Sydney Maxim Boon, celebrity chef and restaurateur Kylie Kwong, head of talks and ideas at the Sydney Opera House Edwina Throsby, NSW 24-hour economy commissioner Michael Rodrigues, CEO of IndigiLab Luke Briscoe and NIDA resident director David Berthold.
Artists are not merely entertainers. They decode and reimagine the world around us, tell important stories in fascinating and unexpected ways, and conjure new universes that transport us, ground us, and move us. Time Out's six extraordinary arts Future Shapers are all masters of their crafts but more than this, their work is reimagining the function and form of art to bring about a richer, more dynamic, more equal and creatively vibrant society.