Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

Emerging Futures: Leadership, Culture & Big Ideas

A new event bringing together aspiring and emerging cultural leaders, change-makers and creative entrepreneurs with creative thinkers, makers and doers.

This item was last updated on
5 July 2018

When: Friday 14th September, 12-7pm

Where: People’s History Museum, Manchester

Cost: £25, Wide Range of Bursaries Available

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We believe true innovation happens when diverse perspectives, disciplines and skills collide. Join us for a day of collaboration, empowerment and insights.

The Clore Leadership Programme presents Emerging Futures 2018: Leadership, Culture & Big Ideas. This new event in partnership with Manchester International Festival, FutureEverything and The Space brings together aspiring and emerging cultural leaders, change-makers and creative entrepreneurs with inspiring creative thinkers, makers and doers.

Featuring a dynamic programme of leadership insights and thought-provoking debate, with the space to network and exchange ideas, Emerging Futures 2018 tackles the key issues of our time - technology, cultural democracy, wellbeing and leadership

Who is it for?

Emerging Futures is for early-career change-makers working independently or within organisations in arts, culture & the creative industries across the UK. The majority of participants will have 2-5 years of work experience under their belt (this can include internships) and we expect most will be under 30. 

We ask that those booking for their organisation's staff limit attendees to 2 per organisation so that we can bring together the most diverse group of participants possible.  

Bursaries are available for BAME leaders, candidates with caring responsibilities, Independent Artists/Practitioners, dancers, disabled leaders and those working in the heritage sector.

If you fit the bill then please apply here

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers include Viktoria Modesta (Bionic Artist and Performer), Dr Maria Balshaw (TATE), Nikesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant), Anisa Hagdhadi (The Beatfreeks Collective), Alan Lane (Slung Low), Clare Reddington (Watershed), Javaad Alipoor (Theatre Maker and Writer), Hilary Carty (Clore Leadership Programme), John McGrath (Manchester International Festival) and Fiona Morris (The Space). Hosted by Feimatta Conteh (FutureEverything).

Full programme schedule will be announced before the end of July. 

Join in Online

Can’t join us in person? Some of the talks will be live streamed on social media and you can join in online via Sli.Do and Twitter using #EmergingFutures2018. 

Worried about missing out on the day? Don’t worry, some of the sessions will be filmed and available in the Hub after the event, so if there’s a clash you won’t miss out.  

Access Needs?

We try our best to ensure our events are as accessible as possible. We invite all participants to let us know their access needs in advance through the custom questions we ask when you book a ticket. We will do our best to meet them. You can find detailed information on our dedicated page.



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