CAT PWITI – CEO – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Cat Pwiti – Founder of Jungle City projects has been working in the community arts and youth sector for over ten years in various roles from event management through to performance, and everything in between – giving her a vast skill set and extensive experience base in every aspect of the entertainment, and youth community arts industry. A true entrepreneur Cat’s vision and ‘Make It Happen’ attitude has seen her make the impossible possible by following her intuition and never giving up on her dreams. From coordinating major Hip Hop festivals at Fed Square, to being awarded a Young Social Pioneer for her work with culturally diverse young women in the west of Melbourne, to becoming the First Australian in history to compete in the International Dancehall Queen Competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica just to name a few of her many and diverse achievements. While completing her degree in Social Science (Youth Work), Cat initiated many youth community arts projects and worked for leading organisations such as Multicultural Arts Victoria, Cultural Infusion, Western Edge Youth Arts, and The Arts Centre on many projects that, over the years gave her constant motivation and inspiration to continue on her quest to enrich and change people’s lives through their engagement in the arts, music, dance, culture, and creative processes. Cat’s vision to open Jungle City studios was driven by the need she felt, to create a supportive community space for her many projects and groups to flourish, and to provide the opportunity for other like-minded individuals to nurture and grow their own vision to create a positive and supportive community – whether it be centred around dance, music, art, media, travel, or culture – giving people an alternative to the mainstream rat race and get back in touch with what it means to be HUMAN.