A four-month leadership program for 20 arts practitioners from across Australia. Read more

Australia Council for the Arts: Future Leaders 2017

Melville City Council Culture Strategy 2016/17

Project Sisu is working with Melville City Council (WA) to develop a five-year culture strategy for the City’s museums, galleries and libraries. Read more

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Transition tales

We’ve all been there – mergers, amalgamations, restructures.

Funding cuts, funding restored.

Joint ventures and partnerships that suddenly go sour. READ MORE

Why sisu?

Finnish and Estonian are related languages. The word sisu is shared between them. For Finns, sisu is almost a defining feature or aspiration of their national identity. Sisu evokes spirit, resilience, fortitude, commitment, persistence.READ MORE

The Alchemy of Learning

We called her our guru. Her small and lyrical book, Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes (TED 2015), formed the intellectual backbone to our six month, project-based library leadership program in Queensland last year.

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Learning for Life

There are few municipalities in Australia as culturally and linguistically intense as the City of Canterbury.  READ MORE

The New Nirvana

The economic and social benefits of public libraries have been well researched, but the multiple ways in which they support cultural life and production deserves more attention. READ MORE

Siri Calling

Last year, a few days before Christmas, the Strategic Services Group in the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade and Energy SA was due to hold a strategic planning workshop. READ MORE

Moments of M

Using different words in place of our habitual corporate jargon can sometimes trick us into abandoning the knots that bind us to the same old thinking. READ MORE

The Full Spectrum – The Rainbow Aphorisms

David McDiarmid’s artistic practice was born postmodern. That’s the conclusion Sally Gray reaches in her recent book The Full Spectrum: David McDiarmid’s Rainbow Aphorisms, published by Project Sisu. READ MORE

Wild Things

It’s one thing to take part in a six-month long leadership development program (with a demanding job in the background), and quite another to come up with something meaningful and lasting at the end of it. READ MORE

Library Leaders

While leadership can be challenging and sometimes difficult, it’s also an opportunity to make a positive difference.READ MORE

Fresh thinking @ local library

Brokered by the State Library of NSW, Taking the Lead 2012 invites public librarians from across the state to learn new leadership skills while exploring different ways of engaging their communities in the experimental hybrid space of the contemporary library. READ MORE

Jung at Work

The film A Dangerous Method, is essentially about the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, two of the 20th century’s most original thinkers. READ MORE

Shine – a newsletter

Project Sisu and Pro Bono Publico have joined forces to produce the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme’s first newsletter.  The Scheme provides ongoing support to people who have been seriously injured in traffic accidents. READ MORE

Next Gen/Next Decade Libraries

We worked  with 24 university library leaders from Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai in 2011, as part of a leadership program called Next Gen/Next Decade.READ MORE