The Extend Leadership Programme

Apply for Extend 2017-18

The Extend Leadership Programme 2017/18

Do you aspire to leadership in the arts and cultural sectors?


‘This is the first course I have been on where I have really concentrated and listened to everything. Each part has taught me many things about leadership - knowledge that I will be able to take with me throughout my career.’ (previous Extend participant)


Extend is a cross-arts leadership programme for mid-career professionals to acquire and apply leadership skills, working with a cohort of peers from across England, Wales and Scotland.


Through a combination of intensive residentials, opportunities to explore aspects of leadership through group projects, mentoring and personal development planning, participants gain opportunities to explore and reflect upon their current practice, to meet with inspiring leaders in the sector, to develop their own projects and to plan for the future.


Dates: April 2017 – March 2018


‘Working with a range of participants from different art forms is excellent - I have found so many parallels between my work in the visual arts and peers working in theatre. Time to spend reflecting on my current practice, following on from presentations during the residential and conversations with peers has been great.’ (previous Extend participant)


Further information

• Information for applicants

• FAQs



The total fee for the Programme is £800 for participants resident and working in England and Wales. For candidates in Scotland we anticipate that the application process will open w/b 20 March 2017.

Further details will appear here as soon as they are finalised.


How to apply

To apply please submit: A completed online application form (including an up-to-date CV):



You should also get an employer, or if freelance someone who knows your work well, to complete a separate supporting statement.


Applications should be submitted by 10am on Monday 13 March 2017

If you would like further information about Extend before submitting an application please contact the Extend Coordinator, Dawn Cameron, on 07753 748 038 / 0113 808 6127 or by email at extend@engage.org

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