Funded by Arts Council England, Shape is developing the Shape Transforming Leadership Programme 2020 – 2022.
The Programme has three main areas: Soft Skills Mentoring, Hard Skills Learning, and Visibility Campaigns.
In this Programme 2020-2022 we are particularly focusing on barriers-facing disabled talent working in the freelance or gig economy.
The Shape Transforming Leadership Programme will explore what tools and strategies those gig-economy talents need to further their careers towards more control, wider business opportunities, clearer ideas and strategies about how to lead your own career, as well as learning the more hard-skills around business development and income-generating strategies for creative success.
Using remote-access drop-in, online resources and partner sites, Shape and our partners will develop a cohort of talent to plug into this programme, within which the cohort and the wider public can draw on the free-to-use Microsite of Downloadable Leadership Tools, the Disabled Artists and Creatives Toolkit and other tools for scaling up your career and leading in your creative field.
Working with a host of exciting partners and mentors, Shape’s ultimate aim of this programme is to create the landscape for a new cohort of 21st disabled creative leadership to develop, thrive, lead and be visible.