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Book industry figures among OzCo’s arts leaders

Several literary arts workers have been selected for the 2019 Australia Council leadership programs.

Participants in the 2019 Future Leaders program include former Black Inc. marketing and publicity coordinator Christina Taylor, Sydney Writers’ Festival associate director Tamara Zimet and Lifted Brow co-editor and editorial coordinator at Murdoch Books Justin Wolfers.

The six-month program is designed for ‘high-potential emerging arts leaders’ and will include residencies, workshops, peer-to-peer engagement and the chance to participate in a secondment program.

Literary agent Alex Adsett and Byron Writers Festival director Edwina Johnson are among the 20 people selected for the Arts Leaders program, which brings together leaders across all art forms and runs over 12 months. The cohort will travel to regional Australia and to Indonesia for intensive residencies, where they will take part in workshops and virtual meetings.

The 40 Australian participants will be joined in 2019 by 10 international arts leaders, who will be announced at a later date.

The Australia Council leadership programs provide a variety of development opportunities, with the aim of ‘transforming our sector’s knowledge, skills and capabilities by supporting emerging and established leaders’.

For more about the programs, visit the Australia Council website.



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