Peer mentorship offers rewards beyond the silo of geography

A new program led by the British Council pairs Australian and British arts colleagues from minority and First Nations backgrounds to affect future decision making.
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The INTERSECT Cohort at meetings in the UK; image courtesy The British Council

INTERSECT is a new initiative led by the British Council and Diversity Arts Australia, and kicked off in September with delegates meeting in the UK.

Six selected curators, artistic directors and producers – all of whom identify as having minority ethnic and First Nations backgrounds – met in London to begin their nine-month peer mentorship and knowledge exchange.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina