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29 August 2018

Celebrated Victorian arts professionals Candy Bowers and Jacob Boehme will participate in the British Council’s INTERSECT program, with support from Creative Victoria.

Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers

INTERSECT is a British Council and Diversity Arts Australia led knowledge exchange initiative that aims to support greater cultural diversity and inclusion in the arts.

The program enables six curators, programmers, producers, publishers or artistic directors who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as culturally and linguistically diverse or from minority ethnic background to connect and collaborate with international colleagues.

The two Victorian arts professionals selected to participate in INTERSECT are celebrated both for their creative vision and their strong cultural expression.

Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and raised artist of the Narangga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia. Jacob is the Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI Festival, Melbourne's premier biennial First Nations arts festival presenting contemporary and experimental First Nations arts practice from around the world.

Candy Bowers is a multidisciplinary writer, actor, producer, theatremaker and filmmaker. The co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce sub-genre of contemporary performance that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming and earned her the 2018 Geoffrey Milne-Green Room Award for outstanding contribution to Independent Theatre.

Candy and Jacob will travel to the UK from 10–14 September to participate in the INTERSECT exchange, with a host of events facilitated by the British Council and Diversity Arts Australia. The networking program will allow these practitioners to meet with local artists and institutions, explore shared experiences and best practice with their peers, see art and participate in workshops.

As part of the INTERSECT cohort, Candy and Jacob will then have the opportunity to be part of the British Council's international cultural leadership alumni network.

Read more about INTERSECT