The scholarship aims to foster the next generation of arts leaders by giving them a chance to research international best practice at the point in their career when it is most beneficial. The scholarship will enable Claire to undertake a study tour to the US and UK focusing on how social media is influencing the way arts and cultural institutions communicate, program and operate.
The Lloyd Martin Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Arts Leaders is open to staff of the Opera House or current staff members of any of its seven flagship resident companies: the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Theatre Company, or The Australian Ballet.
Earlier this year, 2014 winner Carl Nilsson-Polias, Content Manager at Sydney Theatre Company, presented his findings on digital content at the 2016 Australia Council’s national marketing summit. The 2015 winner, Anke Timm, Opera Australia’s Community Partnerships Manager at the time, will present the results of her study tour on innovation in the areas of accessibility and community-based partnerships at the Opera House on 28 November.