INTERSECT began in 2018 led by the British Council and Diversity Arts Australia. The programme aims to strengthen international connections between those who are changing whose work is seen, what is seen, how it is seen and who sees it.
Both the UK and Australia are multi-ethnic societies, but diverse voices are underrepresented in our arts and cultural sectors. INTERSECT is addressing the balance of representation on our stages, in our art galleries and on screen by focusing on programming decision makers in the arts and cultural sectors.
Six outstanding UK and Australian based curators, producers and artistic directors – Adelaide Bannerman, Jacob Boehme, Candy Bowers, Natalie Ibu, Abdul Shayek and Mikala Tai – were selected to share their experiences, their knowledge and best practice in developing the cultural sectors in both nations.
“The ability to see and hear each other on a level that is rarely fostered was transformative” – Candy Bowers.