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 or culturally and linguistically diverse background in Australia or from a minority ethnic background in the UK*
You must be willing and available to participate in regular virtual meetings with the cohort to take place every other month from July 2019 to March 2020. (15 July 2019, 16 Sept 2019, 15 Nov 2019 and 16 March 2020). While every effort is made to adhere to these dates, there may be adjustments due to unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be communicated to participants once finalised.
You must be available to travel to London arriving on the 30 August 2019 and departing London on the 7 September 2019 and also be available to participate in the Australian leg of the programme arriving on 17 January 2020 and departing on 25 January 2020. While every effort is made to adhere to these dates, there may be adjustments due to unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be communicated to participants once finalised.
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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You must 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.
British Council recognises that childcare needs can be a barrier to participating in the Programme. We are able to make a contribution toward childcare costs that are above the Participants usual expenditure which will be discussed and negotiated on a case by case basis where specific criteria are met.
Participants will not receive a fee to participate in the INTERSECT programme. Each participant will receive approximately AUD$10,000 value in kind from the British Council and INTERSECT partners, in the form of travel and accommodation expenses, meals and programmed activities.
* 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.