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.

What makes a leader?

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06 Jul 2016

After two years observing leadership styles across the Ambassador Theatre Group, graduate trainees Rachel Lane and Jamie Budgett discuss their vision of a good leader.

An unconference for all

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02 Jun 2016

Too many cultural conferences borrow their model from the corporate sector, but there is another way, says Adrian Lochhead.

Birmingham’s big problem

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24 May 2016

After being met by a sea of white faces at a recent industry event, Rebbecca Hemmings says it’s time for Birmingham’s arts sector to face up to its diversity crisis. 

Learning from rocket science

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04 May 2016

After a secondment at NASA, Hannah Bird urges the cultural sector to follow its example in areas like experimentation, collaboration, risk and failure.

Job ladder – Bryan Savery

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31 Mar 2016

From Tamasha Theatre Company to the Free Word Centre, Bryan Savery traces the course of his career. 

The gig economy explored

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17 Mar 2016

How do we best manage an economy in which many people don’t have a salaried job? Michelle Wright discusses the move away from 9 to 5 employment in the arts.

One Dance UK to become new voice for dance

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10 Dec 2015

A new organisation will combine the expertise and resources of four former dance organisations to offer a more comprehensive package of support to the dance sector.

My Gurus – Lorna Hosler

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29 Oct 2015

Lorna Hosler tells us about the people and experiences that helped her on her way to becoming Executive Director of Clod Ensemble.

Developing vital skills

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15 Oct 2015

Tracey Gregory reports on the lifeline provided by Catalyst funding for six small arts organisations in Milton Keynes.

My Gurus – Sharon Watson

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14 Oct 2015

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Sharon Watson tells us about the people who have guided and inspired her pioneering career.

If I were 22 - Tom Bellerby

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05 Oct 2015

Tom Bellerby takes a moment out of his day as Youth Theatre Director at Hull Truck Theatre to share the advice he would give to his younger self.

Ready for change

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24 Sep 2015

Arts fundraising is in an exciting state of flux and Ben Walmsley is confident that the next generation will be steering cultural change in the sector.

If I were 22 – Elizabeth Newman

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21 Sep 2015

Now Artistic Director of Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Elizabeth Newman reveals what advice she’d give to her younger self.

In praise of parenting skills

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09 Jul 2015

The arts need leaders who can convey a clear vision and empower their staff. Well, parents practice these skills every day and it’s time we started valuing their experience, says Justine Themen.

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