Cultural Leadership Programme

The CLP targets emerging, mid-career, senior and established leaders, governing bodies of cultural organisations and cultural entrepreneurs.

Three years since the establishment of the Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP), a series of high profile figures including Sir John Tusa, Nicholas Hytner, Diane Lees, Charles Saumarez Smith, Sandy Nairne and Sir John Hegarty, have commented on its success in creating a new crop of visionary leaders for the arts world and the broader cultural and creative industries. More than 20,000 leaders have participated in CLP's programmes from a wide range of cultural organisations and creative businesses covering the performing and visual arts, museums, galleries, heritage, design and advertising.
It is the only initiative in the UK which offers such a breadth and variety of development opportunities to ...read more

Three years since the establishment of the Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP), a series of high profile figures including Sir John Tusa, Nicholas Hytner, Diane Lees, Charles Saumarez Smith, Sandy Nairne and Sir John Hegarty, have commented on its success in creating a new crop of visionary leaders for the arts world and the broader cultural and creative industries. More than 20,000 leaders have participated in CLP's programmes from a wide range of cultural organisations and creative businesses covering the performing and visual arts, museums, galleries, heritage, design and advertising.
It is the only initiative in the UK which offers such a breadth and variety of development opportunities to culture professionals.
Speaking on the CLP's third anniversary, Sir John Tusa, former Managing Director of the Barbican Arts Centre, spoke of its "influential role" in strengthening leadership in the arts world commenting: "Those who thought they could lead, now can; those who thought they might lead, now try; those who doubted they might lead are thinking again. 'Cultural Leadership', an idea whose time has come!"
The Government also praised the impact the Programme has had in the last three years. Ben Bradshaw, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said its work had helped the UK's cultural leaders "to guide their organisations with confidence". While Prime Minister Gordon Brown pointed to the strength of its tailored approach: "One of its key strengths is its recognition that one size does not fit all, and that the sector needs a variety of bespoke approaches to leadership development to reflect the breadth of its requirement."
To celebrate three years of developing creative and cultural leaders, the CLP has re-launched its website, which offers new leadership development resources and opportunities, as well as case studies and first-hand insights from individuals who have participated in its programmes.

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