Dr Ricardo Peach is the Director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival/Tsa-Botjhaba, a multi-artform arts festival in Mangaung, South Africa. In his independent role he developed and is the Director of the Program for Innovation in Artform Development at the Vrystaat Arts Festival and University of the Free State, and assisted as a Festival Partner Consultant for the Australian SituateArt in Festivals initiative (2013-2014). Ricardo was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa and moved with his family to Australia in the 1980s. He currently lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.