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 to the arts.
Back in the UK, Jo works in arts and culture at a strategic levels with national agencies, and on the ground with organisations and individuals, embedding the belief that diversity adds texture and turning policy into real action. Currently as Senior Producer for the UK’s Unlimited Commissions program for disabled artists and companies, Jo has delivered projects fusing disabled artistry and digital know-how.
Her projects have focused on intimacy and proximity with atypical dance bodies and examining the interplay between disability and leadership in the cultural sector. Jo is also the co-founder of Sync a training program focused on the interplay between leadership and disability, and is relevant to all leadership providers.
Jo has been brought to Australia to talk about the transformational potential of employing disabled people in leadership roles within the cultural sector – not for those individuals themselves, but for the invigoration of cultural strategy, for the benefit of all. She will be presenting forums on leadership in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney through July 2014.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Jo speaking in Adelaide on Wednesday 9 July 2014, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Adelaide Festival Centre.
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