Australia Council Delegation
Applications open: 23 September 2019
Applications close: 22 October 2019 (11.59PM AEDT)
Accepted applicants notified: 30 October 2019
Event dates: 12-14 November 2019
The Australia Council Marketing Summit and the Leadership Program respond to the evolving arts ecology. Through these initiatives we recognise the need to support our sector’s emerging and established leaders with the skills and capabilities to lead through change. This year, to complement these ongoing activities, we are supporting 13 delegates to attend the 24th Communicating the Arts conference in Sydney.
Communicating the Arts is a three-day conference, taking place from 12-14 November in Sydney, which will explore Cultural Leadership with over 250 delegates from the visual arts, museums and performing arts around Australia.
The Australia Council is proud to be a Conference Partner for the 2019 Communicating the Arts conference.
Communicating the Arts
The act of leading in the cultural sector comes from all levels – artists, curators, senior managers, directors, small and large, the subsidised and independent sectors. It involves both exceptional management of cultural organisations and curating experiences and work which shows different ways of thinking, feeling and experiencing the world.
Over three days, explore best practices and hear from a range of international and national arts colleagues - sharing ideas of how they engage with community, tell new stories and grapple with the big issues of the day, to more practical tips on ethical decision making and collaborating in cross cultural teams.
Communicating the Arts will explore cultural leadership along four key axes: Being Bold, Risk Taking, Connecting and Reinventing.
Please refer to the Communicating the Arts website for full program details and guest speakers.
This opportunity is a provided partnership with Communicating the Arts.
The Australia Council will cover the registration fee for the three-day event. We will provide three nights of accommodation in Sydney (11-14 November or 12-15 November 2019).
Travel support is not provided but if this limits your participation please contact us to discuss.
Any additional costs, including meals, transport and entertainment outside the program will be at the applicant’s expense.
Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website. Applicants must be available to attend the conference in Sydney from 12-14 November 2019.
There are 13 scholarships available which have been assigned to the following communities:
- 3 x positions for applicants working in marketing and communications
- 3 x positions for applicants living with a disability
If these positions are not filled, they will be passed onto the next best candidates.
Applicants are required to respond to the following selection criteria:
- the impact of the opportunity in developing your leadership, such as leadership goals or career trajectory
- how the topics relate to your current challenges, artistic practice or organisation strategy.
Please upload your CV/Resume as support material for your application.
How to apply
To apply log in here to our Application Management System (AMS) if you have an account. You can create an account if you do not already have one.
- Select 'Apply for a Grant' from the left panel menu.
- Then under 'Communicating the Arts 2019' click on the button 'Apply to attend the Communicating the Arts conference'
- Complete the fields
- Upload any necessary support material
- Select ‘Save’ once complete
- If you are not ready to submit your nomination you can return to it through 'Your draft applications' in the left panel menu at a later date
- Otherwise select ‘Submit’
For enquiries about this opportunity, please contact the Capacity Building team at the Australia Council for the Arts on 02 9215 9058 or email@example.com
Future Leaders program
The Future Leaders Program is designed to transform our sectors knowledge by developing skills and capabilities of our emerging practitioners. The program brings together a group of diverse leaders to engage with current and relevant themes affecting the future of the arts. Together, you will work through common challenges and opportunities faced within the sector today.
The Future Leaders Program is for emerging leaders within their first ten years’ experience in the sector. The program is open to arts leaders working independently, within organisations or the broader community. We welcome applications from practitioners from a range of art forms, from across Australia and selected countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
Unearthing First Nations leadership by developing different ways of knowing, being and doing. Connecting legacy between past and future generations. The Custodianship Program is designed by First Nations leaders for First Nations leaders to transform sustainability in culture, practice, community and the arts.
Gathering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts leaders from across Australia, the Custodianship Program transforms people. Cultural practitioners, artists and arts workers from across art forms and career levels will explore what custodianship and leadership means in diverse contexts. They will learn from self, from others and with peers. Designed by First Nations people, participants are guided by role models, cultural teachers and Elders.
International Leadership program (Indo-Pacific)
In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the International Leadership Program invites applicants from nine eligible Indo-Pacific countries to apply for the Arts Leaders or Future Leaders programs in Australia.
Apply for a fully funded scholarship in one of our groundbreaking programs to transform your leadership and create impact for your organisation, practice or community.
Join colleagues from across our region to explore arts leadership through a different lens and learn through a range of experiences during your visits to Australia.
Please read the Arts Leaders or Future Leaders program pages for further information, including key dates and requirements.
Arts Governance program
The Arts Governance Program is a national opportunity for organisations to enhance their governance practices through a program tailored specifically to the arts. The program aims to enhance governance skills, supporting leaders to prosper and arts organisations to thrive.
The program is comprised of two components, an arts governance workshop series and webinar series, both of which are aimed at the leaders (including board members/chairs, as well as senior management and artistic staff) of small to medium arts organisations.
Arts Leaders program
The Arts Leaders Program is designed to transform our sector’s knowledge by developing skills and capabilities of our established practitioners. The program brings together leaders from Australia and eligible Indo Pacific countries across artforms and career levels, to inspire and enhance arts leadership. The Arts Leaders Program is a personal and professional development opportunity – it will enhance your skills and capabilities, develop your networks and provide a platform for growth.
The program is designed for mid-career and
established leaders with over ten years’ experience in the sector.