Michael SollisInspiring Creativity
How does creativity and the arts inspire you to see the world differently?
Greetings! On this site you can explore how I have worked with arts organisations, schools and communities to spark creativity and transform how we value the arts. Discover how I have done this through my work as an artistic director and creator. Find out about my work in leading arts education programs, as a teaching artist and arts educator, and as a speaker promoting creative thinking. You can also read about some of my current projects, and discover my body of works as an Australian composer.
I am grateful to be living on Ngunnawal land, born in Canberra, the National Capital of Australia, and work across Australia and internationally.
What I Do
Photo: Barkly Arts
Arts Educator & Teaching Artist
Discover the creative potential of your school, community, or workplace.
Photo: Musica Viva Australia
Photo: Peter Hislop
Photo: Keith Saunders
Regarded as one of Australia’s foremost arts educators and teaching artists, Michael supports educators, arts organisations, communities and businesses to create lasting change through creativity and the arts. Michael’s approach enables people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their own unique creative pathway. He also speaks at conferences and forums to communicate the importance of creativity and arts advocacy.
Michael’s research into music and language has been published by ANU E-Press and the Australian Journal of Linguistics.
“Sollis’ career has been meteoric.”
“A prominent figure on Australia’s musical landscape”
“… willing to take risks, and it is always interesting”
Artistic Director and Creator
How can new artistic work offer unique perspectives for audiences and co-creators? I regularly partner with organisations and individuals to create music, live performance and film that shares diverse human stories with a social impact.
Arts Education and Teaching Artistry
What does the creative potential of your classroom, community or organisation look like? As one of Australia’s leaders in teaching artistry, I will work with you to activate unique creative pathways, promote enhanced learning, out-of-the-box thinking and innovative ideas.
Speaker and Advocate
What is the future value of the arts, education and creativity? I share my own experience, alongside cutting-edge ideas and research to encourage listeners to question their own assumptions, discover new ideas, and cause creative change.
Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank
ACT 2617, Australia
+61 411 113 769