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Australia Council Looks to Help Dancers

Together with the Australian Sports Commission, the Australia Council for the Arts has launched a unique program designed to provide professional development services for Australia’s dance artists and choreographers. Entitled SCOPE (Securing Career Opportunities and Professional Employment), the program will seek to promote a “balanced approach” to career management, via “a process of self-exploration, informed decision making and short and long-term planning.” The aim of the program is to ensure dance artists can effectively manage their own career, education and personal development needs. Benefiting from infrastructure and expertise of the Australian Sports Commission’s National Athlete Career and Education program, SCOPE participants will receive: * Individual assessment and career counselling * The development of a career and education action plan * Personal and professional development courses * Employment preparation * Access to a tertiary scholarship fund * Mentoring * Business and industry networking and referrals * Access to ACE online - an interactive career development web site designed exclusively for elite performers * Access to a national network of career professionals, and transition planning and support. A week-long series of information sessions will be held across the country from 23 January. For more information, CLICK HERE

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