Creative Leadership Program

Investing in the creative leaders of tomorrow, Regional Arts Victoria’s Creative Leadership Program takes 12 emerging arts leaders (selected by competitive application) from across regional and remote Victoria and immerses them in a nine-day intensive of workshops, talks and placements.

During the Program our Creative Leaders meet with some of the industry’s most influential leaders, attend workshops with arts management experts, collaborate on projects and have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a real panel of funding bodies with the potential deliver their project back in their regional home town.

The 2015 Creative Leadership Program took place from 7 – 15 February 2015. Click here to meet the participants.

At the conclusion of the program our Creative Leaders pitch project ideas to a panel of expert judges. These projects ideas are developed throughout the program and are designed to be potentially implemented in their own regional community. The most successful pitch is awarded Regional Arts Victoria’s Bridget Lloyd Jones Memorial Prize.

The Bridget Lloyd Jones Memorial Prize, established in 2012, provides seed funding for Creative Leaders to implement an arts project in their community. It is awarded in honour of the late Bridget Lloyd Jones, a former staff member who was the embodiment of a young leader with all of the drive, ambition and innovation that that entails. Bridget was instrumental in setting up the Marysville Big Screen project following the Black Saturday fires and contributed strongly to the Regional Arts Victoria Storyboard project. Her love for the Marysville area developed during the project to such an extent that she was moved to purchase her own block of land there. Tragically, Bridget was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and passed away in January 2011. This Award honours her memory and allows young leaders with similar enthusiasm and creativity to enjoy a boost to their careers in the arts.

You can be a Creative Catalyst!

We are passionate about Creative Communities, Creative Places and Creative Catalysts – and you can play a part! How? … By supporting our Creative Leadership Program.

The Creative Leadership Program is funded by people like you – because investing in Creative Catalysts supports individuals, communities, and the arts industry as a whole across regional Victoria.

Donations are tax deductible and you can donate securely and confidentially.

The 2015 Creative Leadership Program would not be possible without the generous participation of:

100 Story Building
Arts Centre Melbourne
The Australian Ballet
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
ACT Sunburnt History
Arts Centre Melbourne
Australian Shakespeare Company
Barking Spider Visual Theatre
Boon Wurrung Foundation
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Circus Oz
Creative Victoria
Cultural Infusion
Centre Youth Lit, State Library Victoria
Darryl Cordell
Drama Victoria
Emerging Writers’ Festival
Express Media
Footscray Community Arts Centre
Gasworks Arts Park
Ilbijerri Theatre
Immigration Museum
Ian Pidd
Julien Leyre
La Luna
Loop Bar
Malthouse Theatre
Meg Upton, Arts in Sync
Melbourne Fringe
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Theatre Company
Melbourne Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival
Milkbar Theatre
Multicultural Arts Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria
Nicholas Waxman
Opera Australia
Platform Youth Theatre
Polyglot Theatre
Present Tense Ensemble
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre
Secret Melbourne
Summersalt Festival
SYN Media
The Channel | Art Centre Melbourne
The Channel Festival
Victorian College of the Arts
Victorian Opera
The Village Festival
Westside Circus
White Night
The Women’s Circus
Creative Leadership Alumni