Front & Centre

National arts leadership program, for creative women and non-binary people with disabilty or who are d/Deaf


Developed and delivered by Albany Lane Consulting, in partnership with Accessible Arts since 2019.
Supported by the Office for Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2021-2024.



Discover what matters most to you and your community, and how to express yourself as a values-led leader.



Increase your confidence, develop your aspirations, and start achieving your creative goals.



Join the network of Front & Centre alumni, who are committed to increasing opportunity, diversity and inclusion.


Applications will open in August/September 2022, for the Front & Centre Program 2023.  Join the Accessible Arts mailing list for more information.  

“This program seeks to overcome the severe under-representation of women with disability in leadership roles in creative industries by fast tracking the development of the strategic networks that are essential to creating careers and leaders.  

“Change comes from the top and helping more women with disability to become arts leaders will also help accelerate efforts to make arts, culture and events more accessible for artists, arts workers and audiences with disability.” 

 Liz Martin, CEO Accessible Arts


What our graduates say:

"The program helped me work past some insecurities and identify unhelpful self-doubt and helped me decide to keep pursuing my plans. I would like to be known as a leader through collaboration and supporting others to build capacity."

Sigrid MacDonald,  Deaf creative, accessibility advocate, and community worker, Northern Rivers NSW

"Front and Centre has been a wonderfully empowering experience for me, and I‘d love to see it continue in a way that allows us to share what we have learned with future participants.....I know I want to continue making arts practice more inclusive and sustainable, so our industry can thrive." 

Emily Dash, Filmmaker, Theatremaker, Artist, Disability Advocate, NSW 

"As a leader, I want to impact society as a whole of all negative stereotypes of people with disabilities through my writing whether through film, song or poem. I also want to be a role model and leader for young people with disabilities and empower them to go out and follow their own dreams."

Athena Pavlis-Goard, Scriptwriter, Singer Song Writer, Poet and Disability Advisor, NSW

Frequently Asked Questions

Register your interest today,
for Front & Centre 2023



And join a community of women and non-binary people working to increase opportunity, diversity and inclusion for creative people with disability or who are d/Deaf.