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.

Doing it their way

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09 Jul 2015

Are female theatre directors in the UK successful because they followed the linear, patriarchal route – or did they do it their own way, asks Amy Golding.

Learning to be a leader in a weekend

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26 Feb 2015

Following a recent weekend for aspiring dance leaders, Brendan Keaney is sure that in just a few days the participants were able to take important steps on the road to leadership.

Job Ladder

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11 Feb 2015

Maria Balshaw describes the career in visual arts and academia that led her to become Director of the Whitworth and Manchester City Galleries.

Listening and learning

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26 Jan 2015

Leading a regional theatre known for its championing of new writers and its capital projects, Jim Beirne discusses why he believes that listening to others and sharing ideas and practice has been crucial for his success.

Supporting female aspirations

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05 Jan 2015

A new coaching and networking programme supporting the next generation of female cultural leaders in east London is part of the legacy of London 2012. Claire Gevaux tells the story.

My Gurus

03 Dec 2014

The new Managing Director of Sistema England, Fiona Cunningham, pays tribute to those who have inspired her over the course of her career.

My Gurus

20 Nov 2014

Artistic and Creative Director of Wales Millennium Centre, Graeme Farrow pays homage to those who have inspired him over the course of his career.

Job Ladder

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01 Oct 2014

Sara Pepper just landed her dream job as Director of Creative Economy at Cardiff University. She tells us what exactly she does and how she came to do it.

Job Ladder

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04 Sep 2014

As he prepares to leave Sage Gateshead after 15 years at the helm, Anthony Sargent reflects on his career and the people he’s worked with.

My Gurus

16 Jul 2014

As he opens Black Cultural Archives' new Heritage Centre, Director Paul Reid reflects upon those who have inspired him throughout his life and career.

Leading the singing

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16 Jun 2014

The Sing with Us network of choirs brings together cancer patients and their families from across Wales. Rosie Dow describes her role as manager of the choir leaders.

Leading environmental sustainability

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12 Jun 2014

Julie’s Bicycle and BOP Consulting have conducted a survey on leadership and environmental sustainability. Alison Tickell summarises the findings and plans the next steps.

Competing for talent

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28 May 2014

With fundraising in the UK currently suffering from an image problem, how can we find the next generation of top arts fundraisers? Michelle Wright makes some suggestions.

Generous leadership

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16 Jan 2014

Leadership style is changing, from the extrovert personality controlling from the front to someone who shares power and develops and fosters relationships, believes Sue Hoyle.

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