Jeff Crabtree is a speaker, researcher, musician, songwriter and film-maker. He is the co-author of Living With A Creative Mind – an operating handbook for creative people. He is the Managing Director and founder of The Zebra Collective: an online mentoring and training service built on the combination of his and his wife’s research and experience into the effective management and leadership of creative people. He facilitated the High Impact Creativity panel this year at BIGSOUND.
He is a consultant in the field of creativity and harnessing the creative workforce. Recent engagements include: The Sydney Opera House/Australian Institute of Music Masters of Arts Management course, The Australasian Performing Right Association, ANZ Bank, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, The Association of Artist Managers, Arts Ablaze QLD and The School of Life in Melbourne and Sydney. His keynote: How To Build A World Class Creative Environment at Vivid Sydney 2013 was not only a featured event but also sold out two weeks prior to the night.
He films and curates exclusive interviews about creativity, well being and creative best practice with world class industry practitioners including legendary New York adman George Lois, Independent artist/songwriter Kimbra, multi platinum award winning music producer Charles Fisher (Savage Garden) veteran songwriters Chris Sester (Jet), and Tim Farriss (INXS) as well as luminary producer Hank Linderman (The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Robert Lamm).
He is currently completing his PhD at UTS researching the nature and extent of workplace harassment in the music industry and is the subject co-coordinator of Music Business and Professional Practice at UTS.