Jan Bieringa works independently as a creative producer in both new media and with feature documentaries. The opportunity to work across both sectors is immensely satisfying & provides the best of both worlds. Jan has primarily worked in and around the cultural sector and during the 90s she was Programme Director at Creative New Zealand, responsible for programming and funding short film, documentary and new media. Jan, with a small dedicated team, set up and ran (e)-vision Digital Media Centre for Communication Art and Technology in the late '90s.
From (e)-vision came her engagement with WSA in '03 and she is now working with both New Zealand & the Pacific to ensure submissions from both regions are available. In September last year she took the WSA Roadshow to Rarotonga to the PacInet conference. Simultaneously she is working to realise a Digital Content Showcase in 2009 in NZ. The WSA Roadshow will provide a central component to this event which will seek to engage with a broad cross-sector audience with the aim of showcasing new media practice beyond the parameters of the ICT world. The philosophy of the WSA makes it the perfect vehicle to encourage and demonstrate digital content in the fullest sense. She is currently the programme coordinator for an ideas forum - see - a forum for people ambitious for what the world might be and New Zealand’s role in this framework.