Tell me more about the Future Leaders Program
Applications open: 4 September 2019
Applications close: 28 October 2019 (11:59PM AEST)
The Future Leaders Program is dedicated to transforming our sector’s knowledge, skills and capabilities by supporting emerging arts leaders of diverse art forms from around Australia and the Indo-Pacific.
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 practitioners to engage with current and relevant themes affecting the future of the arts. Together, future leaders will work through the common challenges and opportunities faced within the sector today. The Future 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.
23-27 July 2020
12 May 2020
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For more details about the program, including key dates and requirements, please see our FAQ section.Read our FAQ's
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 within an organisation, independently or in community. We are looking for applications from a range of art forms from across Australia and selected countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
How to submit an application
You can submit your application via our online application system. If you have access requirements, please get in touch so we can assist you.
Your application should include a short introductory video, four questions responding to the selection criteria as well as your CV/LinkedIn profile as support material. Please refer to our FAQ section to determine if your video submission is mandatory.
- Introduce yourself and tell us why you do what you do? (3-minute video).
- Why this program and why now?
- How have you explored and developed your leadership so far?
- How do you engage with diverse ways of learning and connecting with others?
- How do you see your role as an advocate for the arts?
Applications will be reviewed internally and alongside industry advisors. Your application will be based on merit, response the selection criteria below, and in line with Australia Council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants may be invited for an interview.
- Timeliness and relevance of the program to the applicant’s development.
- An active and reflective approach to leadership development.
- Ability to engage with diverse ways of learning and connecting with others.
- Commitment to the advocacy and improving the sustainability and wellbeing of the arts sector.
For more details about the application and selection process, please see our FAQ section.
For questions about the program, including costs, travel requirements, eligibility and our international program, please see our FAQ section.
If you can’t find an answer, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02 9215 9058, 02 9215 9036 or 02 9215 9024.
Future Leaders Program facilitator: Annie Talvé, Project Sisu
Annie is a creative and strategic thinker who has worked on large, complex projects such as mergers and acquisitions, and multi-million dollar infrastructure and service delivery projects. She is a skilled and versatile communicator, group facilitator, project manager, researcher and writer. Working at senior levels in the private and public sectors, Annie has facilitated the people and culture building aspects of public private partnerships (PPPs) and commercial alliances, and business/community arts projects for a diverse range of clients. Annie specialises in cultural research, leadership development and design.
Annie has degrees in philosophy, education (University of Sydney); a masters in organisational change and design (Western Sydney University); and a Graduate Diploma in Convergent Media from Western Sydney University, where she designed a research program focusing on the innovative uses of social media and crowd sourcing by the National Library of Australia’s Trove search engine.
Our leadership programs
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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.
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.
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.