Ask an Alumni
The ACCELERATE Alumni are your best resource for preparing a strong application. They understand the programme, and are keen to provide you with their personal insight and advice. You can read over all of the Alumni ACCELERATE stories by following the link at the bottom of this page.
This year, the following Alumni have put up their hand to help out with the application process:
|Kimberley Moulton||Ronald Bradfield Jnr|
|E: firstname.lastname@example.org||E: email@example.com|
|M: 0438 429 931||M: 0428 226 212|
** Make sure you get in touch early, so they have ample time to respond.
Research the UK
As part of the application you will need to identify two organisations / individuals that you would like to meet in the UK. You do not need to make contact with these organisations, but it’s important that you have a clear understanding of who you want to meet, and what impact meeting them will have on both your career and development as a leader. It’s not simply enough to list these details, but try to articulate what specifically interests you about the individual/organisation and what you would hope to learn from them.
Keep in mind the UK includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Download the Useful Links document below, which you might find useful in your research of relevant arts bodies and individuals in the UK.
Speaking with people about your application and their knowledge of the UK is also a good way to gather information and ideas:
- Speak with Alumni, and look at what the various organisations they visited in the UK at www.accelerate.org.au
- Speak with ACCELERATE partners including ATSIAB at Australia Council and your State Funding body
- Speak with Tahli (firstname.lastname@example.org) at British Council
- Speak with friends and colleagues about their understanding of the state of the arts in the UK and companies they might think would be appropriate
- Use dot points. You need to answer each question within 250 words, so it’s important to get your message across clearly and concisely. Use dot points if they’re helpful.
- Be honest. Being able to articulate your strengths and weaknesses as a leader will help us to understand why you need this opportunity.
- Aim high. Both in your vision for the next 5 years, and in your hopes for the UK programme. Try to find a way that the UK programme will support and build your vision.
- Don’t forget to attach you 500-word biography, a recent headshot and your support material.