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Cultural Leadership Programme

Are you a current or future cultural leader?

Do you want to develop and refine your leadership skills? 

Transforming Narratives’ Cultural Leadership Programme provides a unique opportunity for artists and creative professionals in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh to meet with each other and contribute to the curation and delivery of new projects within a groundbreaking international partnership. 

It will build skills, confidence and knowledge, and extend professional networks for emerging and established cultural leaders, enabling them to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in leading collaborative international cultural activity. 

Our free programme is open to emerging and established leaders from Birmingham, Pakistan or Bangladesh, who have experience of, or an interest in, the arts or creative industries. Birmingham applicants must identify as being of Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Kashmiri heritage, living and or working in Birmingham. 

The programme will be delivered by Culture in Flux and a team from the Institute of Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College, University of London who will work closely with colleagues from Culture Central to deliver it as part of Transforming Narratives. 

The phased Cultural Leadership Programme will be delivered online between April and November 2021.

Read more in our PDF presentation (download). 

For more details and how to apply, download the Recruitment Pack.

Applicants should include the relevant monitoring form below in their application:

Birmingham applicants monitoring form

Pakistan or Bangladesh applicants monitoring form

Deadline for applications: 12pm, Thursday 4th March 2021 

Note, 23 February 2021: Updates have been made to the Recruitment Pack, marked in yellow on the document.

Transforming Narratives is a ground-breaking project that supports creative and cultural practitioners and organisations in Birmingham to engage in exchange with artists and organisations in cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is managed by Culture Central, supported by Arts Council England and delivered in collaboration with The British Council.