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The chair of jury is Fiona Winning, a former program director at the Sydney Festival and currently one of the designers of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts' Landmark Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) program.
The other members of the jury are Lois Keidan (UK), founding member and executive director of the Live Art Development Agency, who has also worked as director of the Live Arts program at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and River Lin (TW), a Taiwanese artist and curator based in Paris. , who works in a variety of performing and visual arts.
The jury meeting was held in London at the Arts Admin from 30 August to 1 September. In addition to the members of the jury, the meeting was attended by Anti Festivals artistic directors Johanna Tuukkanen and Gregg Whelan, as well as art historian Riikka Stewen as the secretary of the meeting and a representative of the Saastamoinen Foundation.