About the ACCELERATE Alumni
Since 2009, ACCELERATE has developed an alumni group of 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts leaders across the creative disciplines, including music, theatre, fashion, design, literature, writing, visual arts and dance.
Alumni have gone on to excel in their fields and are represented in many leading institutions including the National Gallery Australia, National Museum of Australia, Regional Arts NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Blak & Bright Festival, as well as in the creative industries, animation, fashion and music. They have worked with UK companies and organisations in theatre, dance, museums, animation and design.
ACCELERATE alumni are:
Travis De Vries
Ron Bradfield Jnr
You can download more about each of the alumni and their ACCELERATE journeys here.
Thanks to additional investment from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2016, the British Council delivered an expanded suite of activities to support the alumni network and showcase work on an international scale.
Alumni curated two international gatherings of First Nations leaders in arts and culture: Marram-nganjinu Biik-gurrin (meaning 'We are Country') in 2017 and Yirama Yangga-na ("Spirit Singing") in 2016.
Alumni also had the opportunity to come together at a national leadership development intensive, and to apply for an International Collaboration Fund to support ongoing international collaboration and new creative projects with connections in the UK.