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Future arts leaders will need to be skilled in the world of business, argues Helena Gaunt. She describes an incubator scheme championing creative entrepreneurship.
Our preoccupation with leadership is problematic, says Simon Harris. He proposes a less corporate, more systems-led approach to facing challenges in the arts.
Kerry Wilson discusses the complexities and rewards of cross-sector collaborative working and networked cultural leadership in an age of resilience.
The Oxford Cultural Leaders programme is helping to create adaptive, entrepreneurial leaders. Lucy Shaw explains how it came about.
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.
Too many cultural conferences borrow their model from the corporate sector, but there is another way, says Adrian Lochhead.
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.
After a secondment at NASA, Hannah Bird urges the cultural sector to follow its example in areas like experimentation, collaboration, risk and failure.
From Tamasha Theatre Company to the Free Word Centre, Bryan Savery traces the course of his career.
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.
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.
Lorna Hosler tells us about the people and experiences that helped her on her way to becoming Executive Director of Clod Ensemble.
Tracey Gregory reports on the lifeline provided by Catalyst funding for six small arts organisations in Milton Keynes.
Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Sharon Watson tells us about the people who have guided and inspired her pioneering career.
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.
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.
Now Artistic Director of Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Elizabeth Newman reveals what advice she’d give to her younger self.
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.
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.
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.