An MFA graduate of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Natalie Lim is trained to engage and bridge conversations to forward artistic visions.
Her experience as a production manager for varied performances and spaces led her to the inquiry of the relationship between the artist and the audience. In her capacity as a production coordinator with Singapore’s national arts venue, The Esplanade from 2005 till March 2014, she led teams to manage major annual festivals including Huayi, Tapestry, Da:ns Festival, Baybeats and The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown.
Natalie is the recipient of the Creative Producers Development Programme 2015-2016 by National Arts Council and CultureLink (Singapore). As a creative producer, she co-produced Blue Prince (The Substation, Sept Fest in 2012) by The Blue Statesmen (Singapore), 50/50 (by Loo Zihan, Brisbane Festival 2016) and her current commitments include “A Tale of Gen Y Cities” (working title), “And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues” by UK playwright Kaite O’Reilly and Project Tandem (a professional disability arts theatre performance) by Peter Sau.
Her key interest to bring live performances to the masses in non-theatrical spaces also led her to explore art making on a personal level as a visual artist. She held her first interactive installation exhibition “A walk with … ” at the Creative Design Space in 2011.
It is an experience of wonder that she would like to offer for both the artist and the audience.