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EQUIP Leadership Toolkit

Equip Leadership Toolkit – Apply Now

Applications are now open for our Equip Leadership Toolkit program.

Equip Leadership Toolkit is a unique and comprehensive career development and leadership program designed for women and non-binary people with disability or who are d/Deaf to develop skills towards becoming influential leaders in the arts and cultural sector.

Delivered over 22 weeks, this exciting program provides a cross-disciplinary approach to building confidence and capacity for tomorrow’s arts leaders. Enhance your expertise through honing leadership skills and developing financial literacy and be supported to broaden your aspirations through nurturing self-expression and community leadership.

Connect with mentors and experienced leaders as you develop the skillset required to be a confident, creative and compassionate leader.

Program Details:

This national program includes a variety of workshops and webinars presented by Accessible Arts, Creative Plus Business, Arts Law Centre of Australia, and Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley, as well as established leaders within the arts, cultural & disability sector.

This includes six skill-development sessions, four Meet the Leader sessions, Disability Confidence Training, an Access Rider Workshop and webinars dedicated to understanding copyright as well as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Each of the participants will also receive mentoring sessions, delivered online through Creative Plus Business. This consists of four mentoring sessions thoroughly crafted to support you in staying focused and accountable as you propel your creative career to the next level. The program’s pace is tailored for each participant and every effort will be made to match each participant with a mentor on their identified priorities. Participants will engage in one-on-one hour-long sessions to refine their goals and develop effective business strategies.


  • Applicants must identify as a person with disability or who is d/Deaf
  • Applicants must identify as a woman or non-binary
  • Applicants must reside in Australia
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 when applying
  • Applicants must have at least two years’ experience in the arts, culture, or screen industries

Selection Criteria  

  • Leadership experience and commitment of the applicant
  • Benefit of the program to the applicant’s professional and leadership development
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to commit to the full 22-week program (July – November 2024)


Before you apply please read the Equip Leadership Toolkit Guidelines: Word | PDF

Apply Now

You can apply online via Survey Monkey.

Alternatively, you can download a Word Doc or PDF of the application form: Word | PDF

Applications will also be accepted in other formats that are accessible including Auslan, audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten formats.

Applications close at 11pm on Sunday 2 June 2024.

All applicants will be notified of the results by July 2024.

Produced by Accessible Arts with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women.

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