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Developing Creative Leaders across the South West

Arts Margaret River in partnership with Regional Arts WA invite professionals from across the South West to participate in a dynamic, career developing Creative Leadership Program.

Held over two days in November, the Creative Leadership Program is designed for organisations, community leaders, local governments, teachers, artists, and creative thinkers who want to develop their leadership skills.

Facilitated by psychologist Dr Shona Erskine, the Creative Leadership Program has been designed in response to feedback from regional artists and arts workers who are seeking leadership development in regional communities.

The Creative Leadership Program is being delivered across regional WA, as part of the Regional Arts Network, a Regional Arts WA initiative supported by the Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, and with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

The much-anticipated Creative Leadership Program will next take place in Margaret River, hosted by Arts Margaret River, a newly appointed Hub organisation in the Regional Arts Network. The two-day program will be presented in the beautiful surrounds of Tanah Marah.

Michelle Wright, Arts Margaret River Hub Manager says the opportunity will support community leaders of all backgrounds to work together to produce creative solutions.

“We are very excited to be able to offer the Creative Leadership Program to our Margaret River community. We recently presented the program in Harvey and had a great turnout of participants from varied backgrounds. Dr Shona Erskine is a marvellous facilitator and teaches valuable creative thinking skills for those working in any kind of industry. For our region to thrive, we understand that these skills are vital to work together and build a stronger, more vibrant community,” says Michelle.

Arts Margaret River is offering several bursaries to local creatives wanting to attend the program. Applicants can apply by sending a brief outline (100 words) of their practice and how they think the Creative Leadership Program will assist them. Email [email protected] by 21st October to be eligible.

  • Date: 8-9  November 2022, 9am – 4pm each day.
  • Cost: $250 including morning/afternoon tea and lunch each day.
  • Venue: Tanah Marah, Tanah Marah Road, Bramley (located between Margaret River and Cowaramup)

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