About DMP

Debby Maziarz Productions (DMP) is a creative incubator set in Eltham that combines two family homes, an artist studio, an arts residency program and accommodation. DMP collaborates with arts organisations, local government and independent artists to build skills in fundraising, partnership development, strategic planning, visioning and community leadership.

In 2013, Debby Maziarz and Vinnie Morris established DMP to live out their dream of combining food, art, community and nature into a thriving business that maximises their skillsets and makes them happy. DMP is both a business and a way of being. Debby and Vinnie are committed to living out their values, hosting individuals and communities and providing a holistic creative environment to generate new ideas and solutions for the arts and community sectors.

DMP provides capacity building training, professional development and mentoring for artists, community leaders, arts executives and Boards. DMP have consulted in the design of non-monetary exchange systems, action research, community consultation processes and community leadership programs.

DMP Team

  • Debby Maziarz
    Debby Maziarz Creative Director

    Debby founded the Westside Circus in 1996 and was instrumental in shaping the social circus movement in Australia. The Westside Circus continues to be a highly regarded training ground for socially engaged circus trainers, teachers, administrators, technicians, theatre makers, performers and producers that serve the arts and health sectors globally.

    Debby has collaborated with organisations including Kids’ Own Publishing, Kids Thrive, Outer Urban Projects and Green Room Awards and many individual artists. She has assisted with visioning, concept development, business planning, capacity building, training and fundraising.

    Debby has personally raised over $8 million towards social and cultural arts activity in Australia. She is a fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, a recipient of an Australia Council Community Arts and Cultural Development Fellowship (2016 – 2017) and was a National Arts Strategies (NAS) Creative Community Fellow (2019-2020).

  • Vinnie Morris
    Vinnie Morris Business Development Manager

    Vinnie Morris has had an extensive history in horticulture and fresh produce marketing and sales. He is interested in developing cross collaboration and exchange between the arts and other sectors and industries, particularly those related to the basic needs of shelter, food and energy. Vinnie is inspired by the prospects of growing, swapping, cooking and sharing food, plants, seeds and plant products. Vinnie is also interested in how broader primary production of organic agriculture and alternative systems including permaculture, and cooperative demand and supply can intersect with the arts.

  • Rita Maziarz
    Rita Maziarz Artist in Residence

    Rita is a passionate maker and enjoys working with found materials and fabric. Rita has an established home-based artist studio in Eltham and provides workshops in mosaic, garden art, journal and paper making and macramé. Rita is inspired by nature and textures and loves to use her hands. Her artwork can be found in various maker markets across Melbourne including Market 3196 and online via Craft by Rita.

  • Jodie Kinnersley
    Jodie Kinnersley Marketing and Communications

    Jodie has worked in marketing and development roles for several Victorian arts organisations including: 2015 Castlemaine State Festival, Jeffreys Books, Western Edge Youth Arts, Snuff Puppets, Going Down Swinging, and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. From 2016-19 she was General Manager of giant puppet company Snuff Puppets and is currently Marketing and Communications Manager at the National Institute of Circus Arts.

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