Sums Selvarajan is an arts administrator with a law degree and experience in producing, theatre production management, stage management, arts administration, public relations and project management.
She currently freelances for various arts organisations in various roles, including Incoming Executive Director for The Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts, Event Producer for Chromacon (an Illustrators and Comic Artist event & symposium), Line Producer with Auckland Arts Festival 2015, Forum Coordinator at Documentary Edge Festival and is a director at arts and tech consultancy WhySquare Limited.
Previous roles include Senior Executive, PR & Projects at an international trade events company, General Manager for a Malaysian youth theatre company, School Administrator for The Performing Arts School of New Zealand and Administrative Coordinator for The Documentary New Zealand Trust.
Sums was part of the original team that established Short+Sweet Auckland in 2010 and served as Production/Stage Manager for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 festivals. She is very proud to step into the role of Festival Producer since the Short+Sweet Auckland 2013 season.