The Programme is open to individuals who meet the criteria below:
Be based in Australia (New South Wales or Victoria) or the United Kingdom. In this case, being ‘based in’ means that you currently live in this country at the time of applying and you have a long term commitment to that country. Your vision for change needs to be relevant to the country you are applying from.
At least five years’ experience in the creative sector as a producer, publisher, curator, programmer or artistic director.
Applicants must be those who identify as being from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse or minority ethnic background*
You must be willing and available to participate regular digital / phone meetings with the cohort to take place every other month from July 2018 to March 2019.
You must be available to travel to London arriving on the 9 September 2018 and departing London on the 15 September 2018 and also be available to participate in the Australian leg of the program in February 2019. Dates will be confirmed in September, but it will involve a commitment of nine to ten days including travel.
You must be able to travel to the UK or Australia 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.
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Not be currently employed by the British Council, or be an immediate family member of a British Council or Diversity Arts Australia employee. (In this case immediate family member is defined as one’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and immediate in-laws (mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law). Adopted children and stepchildren are also counted as immediate family members.
Alumni of previous British Council and Diversity Arts Australia programmes are eligible to apply.
Entry to the Programme is free of charge. The British Council in Australia shall arrange and pay for the travel of Participants to the Programme in the UK and Australia. During the duration of the Programme Participants will be provided with the following:
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.
* For the purposes of this programme we will use the terms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse and minority ethnic. We understand and acknowledge that many people choose to self-identify differently.