The Luminis Foundation Indigenous Fellowship for Cultural Leadership

NIDA is pleased, through the generosity of the Luminis Foundation, to be able to offer an Indigenous Fellowship. The Luminis Foundation Indigenous Fellowship will support the successful applicant by funding 50% of the Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) course fee.

All short-listed applicants who identify as Indigenous will be considered for the Fellowship – applicants are ranked according to the interview criteria. A further interview is conducted for short-listed applicants.  The highest ranked Indigenous applicants are considered and selected by a panel following the second interview.

This interdisciplinary part-time master’s degree is future focused and designed specifically for producers, curators, arts managers, directors or cultural practitioners in any field, who are leading, or aspiring to lead, change in their sector.

Industry-embedded, the course is delivered across on-line platforms which are supported and taught by cultural leaders together with experienced NIDA staff who have a background in professional practice. Four five-day intensives each year at NIDA’s new Graduate School builds a collaborative community of practice within the cultural leadership students and also with other MFA courses at NIDA.  The course engages with the debates around pressing current cultural issues as well as providing a platform for increased knowledge of the cultural sector from diverse perspectives. A central component of the course is the 50 targeted interviews, threaded through key course subjects, with outstanding national and international leaders.

The two year program allows you to integrate your work life with your study and culminates in an international placement. You will graduate with an internationally recognised Master of Fine Arts.

For further information on the course please see Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership)

To register your interest in applying please contact
Karilyn Brown, Course Leader Cultural Leadership
02 9697 7645

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