Australia’s cultural institutions make an invaluable contribution to society. They inspire and challenge us, tell our stories and help preserve our rich cultural history.
It’s no secret the arts are emerging from a uniquely difficult few years, thanks to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the leaders who guide these institutions, driven by passion for their field, it’s difficult work that necessitates overcoming challenges unique to the arts.
CEW is thrilled to be able to offer one women leader in arts some support overcoming these challenges, through the Hansen Executive Leader in the Arts Scholarship.
Made possible by the generous support of Jane Hansen AO, this scholarship provides up to $25,000, plus a travel allowance, for a women leader in the arts to study an executive level course of their choosing anywhere in the world.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for women working across Australia in the Arts to further develop their managerial, financial, and strategic skills,” she says.
“Strong and effective leadership in the sector is so vital to its viability and sustainability – it is our culture and its voice at stake.”
For last year’s recipient, Sydney Opera House, Director of Production and Events Hannah Mason, that means in a few months’ time she’s off to study Oxford University’s Strategic Leadership Programme.
Mason says it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about her leadership style, broaden her networks and bring valuable lessons back to Australia.
“I cannot wait to attend the course,” she says.
For more information and to apply click here.