COVID-19: an update
The COVID – 19 virus, has meant, that we can no longer hold Sync in Toronto this May but we’d like to ask you to share your contact details with us so we can keep you informed as we develop our website and make plans to reschedule the course in Toronto and Montreal in the Fall.
We are working with our funders Canada Council and British Council, Canada to ensure that Sync Canada continues.
If you applied to Sync Canada in Toronto, thank you! We will hold onto your applications and will take them forward to consider when we have new dates confirmed. In the meantime, we will be developing our new Sync Leadership website.
Until we meet online or in person, we wish our Deaf and disabled comrades and communities in Canada strength and safety in the weeks and months ahead.. [email protected] #inthistogether
Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent
Keep in touch…
If you are interested in hearing more from Sync about Deaf and disabled leadership in the arts from our Sync alumni around the world, keep in contact with us so we can keep you in Sync.
Sync Leadership is a disabled-led programme exploring Deaf and disabled leadership, founded in 2009 by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders based in the UK.
The programme combines leadership theory with one to one coaching, supporting participants to develop their leadership potential. Sync has already run programmes in Australia, South Korea, Singapore and the UK.
Sync Canada is supported by British Council and Canada Council for the Arts. This May, in Toronto, we will work with Deaf and disabled leaders working in arts, culture, heritage and media in Canada, developing new skills, confidence and solutions so those chosen can move their careers forward with renewed purpose.
Sarah PickthallCo-Founder Sync. Director SarahPickthall.com
Sarah is an artist, consultant and executive individual and team coach. She is currently studying for an MSc in Coaching and Behaviour Change at Henley Business School, UK. For the last 12 years she has run cuspinc.org – a disability, art and inclusion agency. She has also worked for the last 5 years as producer for Deaf artist, Chisato Minamimura
Jo VerrentCo-Founder Sync. Senior Producer weareunlimited.org.uk
Jo leads on the delivery of Unlimited full time, maintaining the workflow of the team and managing the impact the work has both in the UK and more widely. Jo travels nationally and internationally, promoting the programme and the artists. She is responsible for fundraising, financial monitoring and reporting across the programme
Sync Canada will be:
Join Sync Canada
If you are:
- An artist or arts manager or work in arts, culture, media and heritage (for at least 2 years)
- A Deaf or disability-identified person
- A Canadian resident
- Available on all five days from 25th – 29th May 2020
Then apply to join Sync Canada!