Silo Theatre is thrilled to be welcoming Tim Blake into its Executive Director role after his decade-long association with the company.
An experienced and highly accomplished arts producer and marketer, Tim first joined Silo in 2012 as Marketing & Communications Manager, during which time he was responsible for managing brand, audience development and event campaign marketing over a five-year period.
More recently, Tim has contributed to Silo in a governance capacity, having been appointed a Trustee on the Silo Board in 2022.
Silo Chair Rosabel Tan says it is thrilling to welcome Tim Blake back into a leadership role in the Silo whānau, this time as our Executive Director.
’He knows the history of the company intimately and this informs his vision for its future — a vision which is so immensely exciting.’
‘Through the many roles he has occupied, Tim has demonstrated a deep understanding of the arts and cultural sector and an unending commitment to not only the development of incredible performance but to the development of incredible artists. We are really excited about Tim working alongside Sophie to lead Silo into its next chapter.’
Tim says ’Silo Theatre means a great deal to me. It’s where my love for the Aotearoa performing arts industry began and where I discovered my professional calling. To now have the opportunity to return and co-lead the next chapter of Silo’s work with incredible artists and practitioners is a true honour. I can’t wait to create unforgettable live performing arts experiences for our audiences together.’
Tim will take over the role from outgoing ED Chloe Weavers, who is pursuing other projects and interests, and continuing to drive impact through her producing practice with a focus on community-based and socially engaged work. The Silo whānau thank Chloe for her strong and determined leadership during a highly challenging period for the arts nationally and internationally.
Tim will commence work in his new role on Monday 12 June.
Tim Blake Bio
Tim Blake has over 14 years-experience working in the Aotearoa arts industry. He began his career selling tickets at Maidment Theatre in 2008 and was their Box Office Manager from 2010 to 2012.
While at Silo Theatre in the Marketing and Communications Manager role he won the Best Newcomer award for marketing at the 2012 Auckland Theatre Awards.
In 2017, Tim took up a one-year contract as the Marketing Advisor at Auckland Zoo. He managed the marketing team, implemented visitation marketing campaigns, and created a major national marketing campaign for Weta Workshop and Te Papa’s visiting interactive exhibition, Bug Lab.
In 2018, Tim returned to the performing arts as Basement Theatre’s Marketing & Relationships Manager. There he oversaw the organisation’s marketing, brand, publicity, membership and patrons programmes, and sponsorship, while also mentoring and advising each programmed artist with their marketing campaigns.
In October 2021, Tim joined the PANNZ (Performing Arts Network of New Zealand) team as their Development Manager - overseeing marketing, audience development, sponsorship and relationships.
Tim has also worked at Auckland Theatre Company, APRA and as a producer for various independent Aotearoa theatre productions. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Art History and Museum Studies from The University of Auckland.