SYNC Australia

Date Recruitment Open 10 Sep - 11 Oct 21


Sync Australia – Online is a new online leadership and coaching program exploring Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media.

Founded over 10 years ago by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders in the UK, this disability-led program combines leadership theory with one-on-one coaching and support for participants to reflect and progress their leadership potential.

Sync Leadership programs have been successfully rolled out globally, including Australia in 2014 and 2015 and now in a new modular format, as an online program is 2021.

‘Sync is not about the job you have but it is about your leadership potential and how to harness it.’ Sarah Pickthall, Co-Founder, Sync Leadership

The Sync Australia program supports participants to reflect on their leadership potential in relation to the diversity of their lived experience of disability, deafness and/or long-term health condition.*

Taking part in Sync Australia will help you develop new awareness and skills, and refresh your confidence to progress your professional arts career.

This fantastic opportunity is available to eight emerging and established leaders with disability or who are Deaf across Australia.

Key Dates

Applications Open for Submission                 Friday 10 September 2021

Applications Close for Submission                 Monday 11 October 2021

Participants notified                                          Tuesday 22 October 2021

Program Week One                                           1, 3, 5 November 2021 (5:00pm to 8:00pm)

Program Week Two                                          8, 10, 12 November 2021 (5:00pm to 8:00pm)


Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must be:

·         A practicing artist, arts worker or producer who identifies as experiencing disability or is d/Deaf

·         an artist or arts manager in the arts, culture or media for at least two years

·         an Australian resident

·         available for all program sessions

·         able to access good WIFI connection


Applicants must submit

·         a short written 100-word biography

·         one high resolution photograph (portrait orientation)

·         answers to all application questions in writing or on video

·         a letter of recommendation from someone who has professional knowledge of the applicant

·         You are welcome to submit your application in a format that is accessible to you, such as audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten.