What is Sync?
Sync is a development programme for disabled artists and arts managers who want to forge a fantastic career and a more fulfilling future as pioneers in the arts. We will make sure the programme is accessible to all our participants so they can get on with designing their pioneering pathway on our programme.Over 5 days in July 2019 in Singapore, Sync will share skills in how to develop your leadership skills through short lectures, group exercises and Sync Coaching.
Sync Coaching is designed around disabled people’s individual experiences and challenges. Through face to face and online 1hr sessions, participants learn how to think and feel differently about themselves and their careers and move forward in exciting new ways.
Sync believes in authentic leadership. Being authentic is being true to yourself, not trying to be something you are not, but building your career around your natural skills and talents and your lived experience.
When did it start?
Developed in the lead up to London 2012 by two disabled arts leader from the UK:
Sarah Pickthall (sarahpickthall.com) a coach, consultant and digital dance producer.
Jo Verrent (joverrent.com) also senior producer for Unlimited.
Sync has helped make it possible for disabled people to achieve great things in the arts. Through intensive face to face programmes led by Sarah and Jo, Sync has supported many of the leading disabled artists and arts managers in the UK, Australia and South Korea to progress their arts careers further than they thought possible.
Society is often designed in a way that stops disabled people from being ambitious and achieving their potential. Sync often talks about ‘breaking through the glass ceiling of possibility’.
Working in disabled-only teams, Sync is a force for change and Sync has proven the difference it can make. Over the last 10 years, 100s of disabled artists and managers have taken part in our 1 day, 2 day workshops and 5 day intensive programmes and have learned with us online.