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Arts Leadership Program

Instigated by Richard Ryan AO and brought to you by Adelaide Festival Centre, Flinders University and the Leaders Institute of South Australia.

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The Arts Leadership Program is a fully funded, four-day intensive, with tailored leadership guidance and curated workshops from expert leaders.

Developed in conjunction with Flinders University and the Leaders Institute of South Australia, the Adelaide Festival Centre's Arts Leadership Program instigated by Richard Ryan AO is designed to support arts industry workers across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, who see themselves as future leaders, gain the tools to take their career to the leadership level.

Participants receive:

  • Personalised leadership tools
  • Key successful arts knowledge
  • Peer support
  • Mentoring

The 2024 Program will be announced in August 2024


  • Demonstrated experience in the Arts
  • Written application components

How to apply

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 400-word application (selection criteria)
  • Brief recommendation (letter of support from a third party, e.g. manager)

Key dates

  • Applications open: 5 August 2024
  • Full program available: 5 August 2024
  • Applications close: 9 September 2024
  • Notification of outcome: 11 October 2024
  • Program dates: 5 November to 8 November 2024

If you have any queries, please contact us at

Applications for the 2024 will open in August 2024

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