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Forthcoming events

Family Arts Leadership Symposium

6 June 2018
10.30 - 16.30


One Day Seminar/Conference

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Later CPD

Entry Requirements

Open only to senior leaders or heads of department




Established and emerging cultural leaders are invited to engage in some of the big issues affecting our work and shape the future landscape for family arts.

Wednesday 6th June 2018 10.30- 16.30- Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds.
(This is a rescheduled event due to earlier postponement caused by poor weather)


Petia Tzanova - Clore Leadership Programme, will discuss the future of cultural leadership and building resilience in a changing cultural landscape.

Samantha Cairns - Co-Director, Cultural Learning Alliance, will discuss the implications of policy and practice in the cultural learning agenda on family engagement.

Plus research on organisational leadership and decision-making.

The day will be chaired by Annabel Turpin, Chief Executive of ARC Stockton Arts Centre.

Directors in conversation:

We will hear from cultural leaders in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area who will be discussing leading family-friendly organisational cultures. Confirmed speakers in our ‘Directors in Conversation’ session include John Roles, Head of Museums & Galleries at Leeds City Council, Helen Ball, Chief Executive of The Civic Barnsley, Jacqui Cameron, Education Director for Opera North, and Leanne Kirkham, Director of Learning for Northern Ballet.


The day will also include interactive sessions discussing key strategic areas of arts and cultural leadership.



Booking Info

How to Book:

Places cost £60 (inclusive of VAT) with lunch and refreshment provided.

Please note that this event is open only to senior leaders or heads of department.

To reserve a place, please contact anna.dever@thealbany.org.uk



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