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.

An uptown girl

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30 Sep 2013

When the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust sought a new chief executive it chose someone with a financial background and not a museum one. Paul Gossage explains why.

The challenge of change

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02 Sep 2013

How does an arts organisation tackle change successfully in difficult economic times? Ivan Wadeson summarises his discussions with four leaders on their approach to change and risk.

Creating the big society

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11 Apr 2013

Sarah Stannage asks whether we can be confident that individuals and communities will step forward to support the development of local creative economies.

Reluctant leaders

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10 Dec 2012

Can artists be viewed as leaders in the conventional sense? Joshua Sofaer investigates what it really means for an artist to be a leader.


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