Balin House Projects, London.

Applications for INTERSECT will open on 29 April 2019. If you would like to be notified about applications opening please email enquries@britishcouncil.org.au

Please read the following information before applying for INTERSECT 2019:

Knowledge exchange dates

UK

Australian-based participants will travel to the United Kingdom departing Australia in September. Participants must be able to travel to the UK in September, with a valid passport. If you believe there is any reason you may be denied a visa you may want to consider whether to submit an application, as the British Council is unable to facilitate or guarantee that you will receive a visa. Check if you need a visa for the UK. 

Australia 

UK based participants will travel to Australia in February 2020. Dates will be confirmed in September 2019. Check if you need a visa for Australia.   

What does the programme cover?

  • Return economy flights to London from your closest airport, accommodation for 6 nights, in-country transport costs and per diem. 
  • Return economy flights to Australia from your closest airport, accommodation for 6 nights, in-country transport costs and per diem.

Who can apply?

The opportunity is open to influential professionals in the creative sector* who are based in Australia or the UK who have:

  • At least five years’ experience in the creative sector as a producer, publisher, curator, programmer or artistic director
  • Identify as being from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse or minority ethnic background*
  • In 2018 the program was open to candidates in Victoria and NSW. Please check the website closer to the application date for geographical eligibility in 2019.
  • You must be available to travel to London for the specified dates and be available to participate in the Australian leg of the program in February 2020. Dates will be confirmed in September, but it will involve a commitment of nine to ten days including travel
  • You must be willing and available to participate in regular digital / phone meetings with the cohort to take place every other month from July 2019 to March 2020.
  • Previous British Council programme participants are eligible to apply. Our policy is that we will support 3 people from each country. 

What is the criteria?

We will be looking for applications that demonstrate that peer-to-peer mentorship and networks cross country will: 

  • further the career of the recipient, 
  • facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practice between the UK and AU, and
  • lead to increased opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse or minority ethnic artists and arts professionals. 

This may be part of an ongoing international strategy, or, equally, might represent a first and important foray into establishing international networks to support your vision.

Applications to the INTERSECT programme are reviewed by an Advisory Panel made up of external members of the arts and cultural sector and representatives of the project partners.

Submissions close: 29 April 2019 (23.59 UK Greenwich Mean Time GMT)

Please note: to register your interest you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the British Council website. 

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