Michelle Constant is a creative industries consultant and facilitator, presenter and columnist.
Passionate about finding strategic connections between corporates and the creative sector, Michelle was CEO at Business and Arts South Africa NPC for 11 years, until 2019. Now serving these sectors on a different scale, Michelle consults diverse NPCs, foundations, trusts and corporates on social impact, corporate social development, fundraising, partnership, transformation and diversity – using cultural and creative intelligence and shared value tools. She is also studying for her MPhil in Strategy at the University of Pretoria.
Michelle lends her unique skill-set to a diverse array of boards, including that of SA Tourism, the National Arts Festival, the MISTRA Indlulamathi Trust, and the Javett-UP Art Centre.
Michelle is an accomplished presenter, journalist and writer. She hosts the weekend breakfast shows on national public radio station SAFM, in addition to writing columns for publications such as WANTED and Creative Feel. She is also renowned as a facilitator and speaker at diverse conferences and events, both nationally and internationally.
In 2016, Michelle was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government, for her work as a fierce cultural ambassador who champions the often underestimated value of arts in society and the economy.
Michelle is a walker, hiker and wanderlust adventurer. She has hiked the Camino de Santiago, and has her sights set on the formidable Kilimanjaro as a future adventure.