This year’s ACCELERATE recipients have been announced, celebrating four talented Indigenous creatives who will now be able to pursue a professional development programme in the UK.
Choreographer, dancer and writer Jacob Boehme (Vic); curator Carly Lane (WA); designer Lucy Simpson (NSW); and curator Clotilde Bullen (WA) have been chosen to undertake a course of intensive leadership training, under the guidance of UK company People Create, then they will travel to the UK in November to undergo a professional development programme of meetings with and introductions to some of the UK’s biggest arts institutions and organisations.
Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts Rupert Myer AM also recently announced that there will be three years of increased funding for the ACCELERATE programme. The funding from Australia council amounts to $355,700 and will allow for an extended mentorship of ACCELERATE recipients as well as the instigation of an issues-based symposium, which will be announced in the coming months.
ACCELERATE 2014 is presented by the British Council and the Australia Council for the Arts in partnership with Arts NSW, Arts Victoria, Department of Culture and the Arts WA, technology and communications partner BT Global Services, transport partner British Airways, and media partner SBS NITV.
To read more about the 2014 ACCELERATE recipients, click here.