Australia Council International Leadership programs | support for Asian arts professionals

The Australia Council for the Arts International Leadership Program supports arts professionals from eligible Asia Pacific countries to join two leadership programs in Australia: the Arts Leaders Program and the Future Leaders Program. Eligible arts professionals from China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines (among other countries) may apply.

The Arts Leaders Program is for mid-career and established arts professionals. Activities run over a 12 month period and include three trips to Australia to attend five-day residential workshops.

The Future Leaders Program is for arts professionals who are in the first 10 years of their career. Activities run over a six month period and include two trips to Australia to attend five-day residential workshops. This program offers an optional secondment at an Australian arts institution during one of the visits.

Both programs also include online meetings, course materials, a leadership project and engagement with other participants via an online learning platform.

There are five places available in each program. If your application is successful, you will receive a full scholarship that covers air travel to and from Australia, visa applications, accommodation and access to online materials. There is no fee to join the program.

Who can apply?

Arts professionals from the following countries can apply:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa.

The program will be delivered in English and you must have proficient English language skills to join.

Women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Before applying, please refer to the additional eligibility and visit the program webpage to read all the available information.

Deadline for applications: 26 September 2017

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