Giving aspiring women leaders in the arts a chance to reflect and grow
For leaders in the arts, there’s a myriad of reasons that commitment to the job can come at expense of a commitment to yourself.
The CEW Hansen Leaders Program for the Arts Scholarship is designed to give five leaders in the arts the chance to take a break, reflect, and embark on a journey of personal growth on the CEW Leaders Program.
One of last year’s scholars, Belle Shakespeare Head of Marketing and Development Debra Reinecke says it’s a great chance for women leaders in the arts to actively learn and spend time developing the managerial, strategic and financial skills that are often learnt on the job.
“Such opportunities are rare in the performing arts, or at least not top of mind because we are generally time and resource poor, particularly as we navigate the aftermath of the pandemic,” Debra says.
“CEW is a highly regarded organisation with an extraordinary cohort of women who have achieved so much in progressing the cause of women. So, when I heard about the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to be included in the Leaders Program, I jumped at it.”
Fellow scholar, Musica Viva CEO Anne Frankenberg said that the new skills, ideas and peer support that the Leaders Program brings will help her navigate the still rocky path forward for the performing arts sector.
“As I take up the challenge of leading a major performing arts organization in an environment in which budgets are tight and cost pressures are high, it is more important than ever to find the space to reflect and grow,” she says.
“After the devastating impact of the past few years on the performing arts, it’s critical that arts organisations rebuild their role in Australia’s cultural ecology, and Musica Viva Australia has such an important role in this space.”
Find out more about this year’s scholarship, and apply here.