The Australia Council is delighted to announce the participants of the Australia Council Leadership Programs.
The Leadership Program consists of a suite of development opportunities aiming to build the resilience and sustainability of Australian arts leaders.
Please visit this page for further announcements and updates.
The Custodianship Program 2020
- Jilda Andrews (ACT) Yuwaalaraay, National Museum of Australia / Australian National University
- Jo-Anne Driessens (QLD) Koa people, City of Gold Coast
- Aleshia Lonsdale (NSW) Wiradjuri, Arts OutWest
- Sinsa Mansell (TAS) pakana/Trawoolaway, pakana kanaplila
- Birrunga Wiradyuri (QLD) Wiradyuri, Birrunga Gallery & Dining
- Emily McDaniel (NSW) Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri Nation Independent Curator, Educator, Writer
- Nickeema Williams (QLD) Koa, Meriam, Kuku Yalanji Woorabinda Arts / Central Queensland Regional Arts Service Network (RASN)
- Vanessa Elliott (WA) Jaru Nation, Principal Consultant of Vanessa Elliott & Associates
- Zane Saunders (QLD) Badjala, Gunggari and Jarrowia, independent
- Dean Greeno (TAS) Palawa, Trawlwoolway, Pairebenner, University of Tasmania
- Hannah Donnelly (NSW) Wiradjuri, Carriageworks
- Mark Cora (NSW) Mingungbal Tribe, Independent, Visual Artist
- Mariaa Randall (VIC) Gidabul, Gulibul and Yaegl, DubaiKungkaMiyalk
Arts Leaders Program
Arts Leaders Program – 2020 Intake
International Arts Leaders Program – 2020 intake
Future Leaders Program
Future Leaders Program – 2020 Intake
International Future Leaders Program – 2020 intake
Chief Executive Program
The Australia Council welcomes the first cohort of Australian CEOs participating in the National Arts Strategies (NAS) Chief Executive Program in the US.
- Caroline Bowditch, Arts Access Victoria
- Alice Nash, Back to Back Theatre
- Philip Watkins, Desart
- Brian Parkes, JamFactory (Brian’s scholarship is in partnership with Arts South Australia).
Creative Community Fellows
The Australia Council is supporting two participants to take part in the Creative Community Fellows Program with National Arts Strategies in the United States. The program invites pracitioners working in socially-engaged practice to come together, collaborate and develop project ideas in October 2019 and February 2020.
Creative Community Fellows
ISPA Australia Council Fellowships
The Australia Council welcomes the next cohort of Australians participating in the ISPA Australia Council Regional Fellowship. Beginning with the New York Congress in 2020, fellows will engage with ideas, thinkers and leaders from the world’s most significant performing arts organisations over a three-year program.
2020 ISPA Australia Council Fellows
- Merindah Donnelly, BlakDance
- Tristan Meecham, All The Queens Men
- Erin Milne, Independent Executive Producer
- Louisa Norman, Country Arts South Australia
2020 ISPA Mentors and 2017-19 ISPA Australia Council Fellows
- Simon Abrahams, Melbourne Fringe
- Ben Graetz, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
- Fiona MacDonald, Imaginary Theatre
- Viv Rosman, Polyglot Theatre
- Deanna Smart, Dancenorth
Milparanga Australia Council Scholarship
The Australia Council welcomes the next two First Nations arts leaders participating in the Milparanga Australia Council Scholarship, in partnership with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
- Sinsa Mansell, pakana kanaplila
- Zane Saunders, independent artist
Australian Rural Leadership Program 2019
- Elverina Johnson, independent artist
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