Posted: Thursday 19 June, 2014

Cultural Shift Increasing Disability Leadership

Two panels of black and white illustration, each filling half of the image. In the left image, a woman dressed in Vicorian-era clothing simultaneously speaks into an old-style telephone hand-piece held against her mouth, and listens from another hand piece held against her ear. In the right-hand side image a Victorian-era dressed man, with a goatee beard and moustache, holds a telephone hand piece against his left ear, and another against his right ear.

Leadership in disability and arts is a hot topic for discussion right now. The Australia Council for the Arts is bringing  Jo Verrent to Australia to speak in each capital city on the topic and is inviting applications for the Sync leadership program. Now Arts Access Australia's CEO, Emma Bennison...

Posted: Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Sync Leadership Training

An image of a black board with words; Leadership, Drive change, Motivate, Create, Communicate circled and connected by lines.

The Australia Council is inviting applications from Australian cultural leaders and influencers with disability to participate in an intensive leadership development residency being held take place in Sydney from 22-26 October 2014. The 
Sync Leadership residency is a programme for up to 12 people with disability designed to take the...

Posted: Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Difference – delicious not divergent!

A photograph of Jo Verrent.

UK artist, consultant and producer Jo Verrent believes that ‘different is delicious not divergent'. Believing difference adds adds vibrancy and texture within the creative sector, Jo is touring Australia presenting a series of forums for the Australia Council for the Arts discussing the development of diversity and access and it's contribution...

Posted: Thursday 6 February, 2014

What’s so great about Twitter anyway?

A woman sits with her back to us texting on her mobile phone. On her lap is an open notebook.

Guest Blogger: Katie Keys I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I tell people that I’m a Twitter poet. It would seem that Twitter doesn’t have the best reputation. People think it’s full of ‘twits’ describing their every move or meal, and I can’t deny there’s a bit of that...