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People from diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in the leadership of Australia’s performing arts organisations. In Theatre Network Australia (TNA)’s Salary Survey 2021, only 19% of executive level positions identified as having diverse lived experience. Where there is diversity there is strength, relevance, and equity, so TNA is making a commitment to help lead the sector in a journey of change.
In 2023, TNA are launching a pilot program of LeaderShift – engaging a group of diverse people already working in organisations, as well as their organisations, to address systemic inequity in performing arts leadership.
They will support up to eight mid-career arts professionals currently working in performing arts organisations, including paid professional development.
For participants, LeaderShift is not about teaching leadership skills, but assumes they already have some skills and experience as leaders. Instead, this program prepares and supports leaders from diverse backgrounds to thrive within systems that may not be designed to accommodate them, and offers them the inspiration, tools, and peer support to think about how to reinvent these systems.
EOIs will close December 5.