New initiative seeks to diversify artistic leadership

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15 Sep 2017

A provocation paper commissioned by Bluecoat arts centre is the focus of an attempt to create new entry points into artistic leadership.

A real shift in cultural leadership

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06 Sep 2017

Tired of a lot of well-meaning talk about creating change for diverse talent in Leicester, Chris Stafford decided to actually do something. He shares the details of Curve Theatre’s ambitious cultural leadership programme.

My advice to you: Garry McQuinn

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29 Aug 2017

Be the person you want to be but also the person you should be: advice from Garry McQuinn to people starting their careers.

Building resilience

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06 Jul 2017

Resilient leadership is vital in music education hubs, where a culture of shared purpose is at the heart of everything they do. Sue Hoyle and Mark Robinson explain what this involves.

Making time for future you

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28 Jun 2017

Making it to the top in the arts world requires confidence and clarity in your goals. If you’re lacking either, coaching sessions may help, writes Steph Vidal-Hall.

My advice to you: Connie Treves

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09 Jun 2017

Make the most of your creativity and don't be afraid to contact people you admire, writes Connie Treves.

Learning isn’t just for Christmas

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01 Jun 2017

Arts organisations’ failure to devote proper resources to lifelong learning will lead to the sector falling behind, warns Michelle Wright.

Job ladder – Helen Wewiora

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04 May 2017

From FACT to Castelfield Gallery, Helen Wewiora takes us through the steps of her career in contemporary art. 

My Gurus – Alison King

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15 Dec 2016

From Robert Lepage to Captain Kirk, Turtle Key Arts’ Alison King names those who guide and inspire her. 

Still dismal times for disability

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08 Dec 2016

Angry at the continuing discrimination against disabled people as well as the inadequate access in many venues, Andrew Miller reflects on the challenges disabled people need to overcome to make it in the arts.

Myths or excuses?

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08 Dec 2016

Myths about arts fundraising are common, especially amongst directors and board members, says David Dixon. He identifies eight of the most commonly held ones. 

Changing the diversity of cultural leadership

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17 Nov 2016

Birmingham may be diverse but its cultural leaders are not. Lara Ratnaraja and Helga Henry discuss how the RE:Present programme is helping to change that. 

Leaders for change

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03 Nov 2016

Claire Antrobus reveals how volunteers, trustees and staff at Ripon Museum Trust have developed their leadership and coaching skills, resulting in greater organisational resilience, better internal communication and clearer roles.

Organisations with staying power

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01 Sep 2016

A positive internal culture is key to building resilience in arts organisations, says Michelle Wright. She shares her tips for creating one.

Contributing to the common good

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31 Aug 2016

Northern Ireland cannot escape its past, but its cultural leaders can work together to help it reach a new future, says Kevin Murphy.

Changing leaders in changing times

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21 Jul 2016

In these rapidly changing times, what new skills and attributes do our cultural leaders need? Sue Hoyle and Robbie Swale share the thoughts of Fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme.

Creative entrepreneurship

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14 Jul 2016

Future arts leaders will need to be skilled in the world of business, argues Helena Gaunt. She describes an incubator scheme championing creative entrepreneurship.

Producing leaders, not followers

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14 Jul 2016

Our preoccupation with leadership is problematic, says Simon Harris. He proposes a less corporate, more systems-led approach to facing challenges in the arts.

Collaborative resilience

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14 Jul 2016

Kerry Wilson discusses the complexities and rewards of cross-sector collaborative working and networked cultural leadership in an age of resilience.

Creating cultural leaders

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14 Jul 2016

The Oxford Cultural Leaders programme is helping to create adaptive, entrepreneurial leaders. Lucy Shaw explains how it came about.

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