2015 ACCELERATE participants revealed - MusicNSW

Five winners have been announced for ACCELERATE, the annual British Council’s Indigenous Australian creative leadership programme.

ACCELERATE offers outstanding applicants a unique opportunity to develop as leaders, through two stages. The first stage entails a leadership intensive in Australia, the second involves an individual programme of professional placements and mentorship in the UK.

The program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have at least five years of experience working in the arts or creative industries and are ready step up in their career. This is a great professional development opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working within the creative field, and will also assist in providing creative professionals with the confidence, skills and networking opportunities they need to pursue their career goals.

The participants of the 2015 ACCELERATE programme are:

  • Marcus Corowa – a musician from New South Wales
  • Carly Sheppard – a dancer and choreographer from Victoria
  • Emma Loban – a visual arts and museums curator from Queensland
  • Teagan Cowlishaw – a fashion designer from Western Australia
  • Angela Flynn – a producer and arts manager from South Australia.

The five participants were selected from a nation-wide call for applications and were announced as part of a special celebration held at Sydney’s Carriageworks on 1 September 2015. For more information on ACCELERATE head here.

Image credit: Barbara McGrady © British Council