Clore Leadership announces host of new opportunities for cultural leaders in Tees Valley
Booking now open for Skills Days and Annual Gathering at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre in March
Clore Leadership, the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority are delighted to announce a series of new events as part of its ongoing programme of leadership development opportunities for the cultural sector in the Tees Valley for Spring and Summer 2024.
The programme aspires to reach as many creative and cultural professionals in the Tees Valley region as possible, from aspiring leaders, artists and freelancers to established leaders working in cultural organisations.
Programme highlights open for booking this Spring/Summer 2024 include:
Tees Valley Leadership Programme Annual Gathering, 6 March 2024, 11-5pm, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
The annual gathering is a space for creative and cultural professionals in the Tees Valley to connect and network with peers. Attendees will gain new ideas and inspiration, share learning and experiences and explore specific conversations around leadership.
The gathering will focus on the vibrant creative and cultural sector in the Tees Valley. It will bring leaders and change-makers together to spark thinking and conversation on a range of topics including; creative and community enterprise; collaboration with people and organisations to support sustainable change and growth; community building and networks.
The day will include practical workshop sessions where leaders are supported to tackle live leadership challenges, reflect on their skills and strengths and consider how these can be taken wider for impact.
- Erika Rushton, Founder and Director, Creative Economist will talk about her extensive experience working in place-making and creative and community enterprise, helping to launch new ideas, activate networks and secure growth for investment.
- Wendy Smith, Creative Director, The Glasshouse Centre for Contemporary Music will share her own cultural leadership journey, reflecting on her commitment to inclusion, social action and collaborating with people and organisations to make sustainable change.
- Hilary Carty OBE, Executive Director, Clore Leadership will bring leaders together to reflect on their strengths and skills and support them to consider how personal leadership learning can be taken wider for impact
Leadership Skills Days, May-July 2024
Following on from the success of the Tees Valley leadership skills days in 2023, the next tranche of sessions will tackle key leadership topics including strategic planning, finance and governance.
These practical leadership skills days aim to develop essential leadership skills and build a robust toolkit which can be applied to different contexts. The content is grounded in group and experiential learning, and will reflect on different leadership styles and approaches, as well as attendees own working practices.
The days will be led by a range of Clore Leadership contributors who all have their own experience and expertise to share. The skills days in 2024 will run from 10 – 4pm in venues across the Tees Valley.
- Finance for Leaders, 8 May 2024. Tom Wilcox, Senior Partner and Founder, Counterculture, MIMA, Middlesbrough
- Strategic Planning, 17 May 2024. Anna Dinnen, Arts Consultant, The BIS, Hartlepool
- Governance, the Basics, 11 July 2024. Keith Arrowsmith, Senior Partner, Counterculture, The Redcar Palace (Tees Valley Arts)
We are passionate about supporting the creative industries across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool to provide opportunities for well-paid, skilled jobs where local people can develop their career without having to leave the area. However this can only be achieved with the right leadership, so projects such as this are essential in our ambition to ensure our high quality local organisations have the best support available to grow their talent.Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen
We are delighted to be continuing our programme to boost the leadership skills and acumen of cultural practitioners in the Tees Valley. We’ve been working closely with Tees Valley Combined Authority, local Councils and creative leaders since 2022 to build a bespoke programme for the area, to inspire and equip cultural leaders at all stages of their career with the skills and confidence they need to represent the best of arts leadership. We learnt a lot and are regularly adjusting our programme so that it truly responds to the real needs and aspirations of leaders in the Tees Valley.Hilary Carty, Director Clore Leadership
Clore Leadership, which celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2024, has inspired and equipped cultural leaders at all stages of their careers to be change agents for their communities, organisations, and wider society. It is proud to have an alumni of over 2,600 leaders from every part of the UK.
Clore Leadership provides the highest quality training and learning experiences, continually working to ensure it contributes to an inclusive & diverse workforce reflective of contemporary society.
Further Details on Events
Tees Valley Leadership Programme Annual Gathering, 11-5pm, 6 March 2024, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
Tickets are £8 + VAT and can be purchased via Eventbrite here.
Leadership Skills Days – May to July 2024
Interested attendees can pick and choose which skills day/s to sign-up for based on needs and interests, and are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions.
The fee for each leadership skills day is on a ‘pay what you decide basis’, with a minimum rate of £10 + VAT for individuals; £25 + VAT for organisations. A light lunch and tea/ coffee will be provided.
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite here.
Any access needs will be taken into account via our application forms, so appropriate provisions can be made both online and in person. All the venues booked are physically accessible.
A limited number of bursaries are available for freelancers at a fixed rate of £125 towards loss of earnings incurred due to attendance at these events. The number of bursaries available per event are limited and are only available to creative and cultural freelancers living or working within the Tees Valley. Bursaries will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to your attendance at the event.
You can request a bursary at the time of booking. Clore Leadership will be in touch via email to confirm whether you have been allocated a bursary and outline next steps on how to make your claim.