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Applications now open for Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse in Winter 2023

'5 years of emerging... 5 years of leadership, friendship, kinship & holding space. So much more to come... Couldn't ask for a more generous, energising group of people. Much-needed perspectives and power' Emerging Leaders Alumni

Emerging Leaders
Applications are now closed.

What is the Emerging Leaders Course?

Emerging Leaders is an intensive course providing the essential skills and tools required by cultural leaders in the early stages of their careers. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, Emerging Leaders provides professional and personal development for individuals who want to lead and make an impact within the cultural sector.

Emerging Leaders has been designed for individuals at an early stage in their career who aspire to lead. Typically Emerging Leaders course participants will have between 2-5 years experience in the cultural sector and will have had some experience in managing projects or people; are perhaps looking to take on an enhanced role and need to acquire new skills to be successful, and have undertaken some sector relevant skills development training.

What is the Leadership Pulse Course?

Leadership Pulse is a dynamic modular course for those seeking to sharpen their skills and knowledge in order to face head-on the challenges of 21st Century leadership. The course content is grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors. Leadership Pulse provides essential professional and personal development for cultural leaders today.

Leadership Pulse offers time and space to process individual learning, with several weeks scheduled between each residential.  Each week is packed with tools, tips and new skills to take away and road test back in the workplace while they are still fresh in the mind.

Dates and Information

Emerging Leaders 2023 – Ashorne Hill (near Leamington Spa)

We are offering two Emerging Leaders courses for Winter 2023 running:

  • Monday 6 – Friday 10 November 2023
  • Monday 20 – Friday 24 November 2023

Attendance for the full week at the residential is essential so please check your availability before applying to the course.

Leadership Pulse 2023 – Ashorne Hill (near Leamington Spa)

Module 1: Monday 29 January – Friday 2 February 2024
ntModule 2: Monday 26 February – Friday 1 March 2024


A range of course fee bursaries are available targeted at eligible applicants from groups underrepresented in cultural leadership, as well as those working in specific artform or geographic areas. Details of available bursaries, as well as course fees are listed in our Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse courses webpages.

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Want to find out more?

Thinking of applying but have some questions? We recently hosted a Q&A session on Zoom, sharing some helpful tips and insights into the application process along with answering questions from applicants. Some of our alumni also shared their experiences.

You can watch a recording of the Q&A session here, with BSL translation along with some notes from the session.

Access Support for Courses

If you require application support and want to find out more about our access offer for our courses, you can find out more information on the course pages below.

Emerging Leaders Access Support

Leadership Pulse Access Support