Supporting Global Majority Leaders in the Cultural Sector

The Brilliant Routes Network is a supportive space for Global Majority cultural leaders addressing issues of progression and retention in the cultural sector.

Brilliant Routes forms a key part of Clore Leadership’s Inclusive Leadership delivery for Arts Council England’s Transforming Leadership programme, which prioritises activities to address existing gaps in diversity in the leadership of culture.

For the past three years Studio Gaylene Gould, a company founded by Clore Fellow Gaylene Gould, has curated a programme to support this group’s professional development. In 2022 they piloted Re-UP! a special programme designed to address issues of burnout supported by Gaylene Gould’s research for Clore Leadership Re-UP! Restorative Care Practice as Leadership Development.

The next Re-UP! will run between January to May 2024 for past alumni and new participants. Applications open on 27th October and close on 27th November.

You can apply by signing up to the Brilliant Routes Mailing List below.

Restorative Care Practice

Restorative Care Practice (RCP) is Gaylene’s proposition for a series of tools and approaches that help cultural leaders consciously centre reparative, reflective and rehabilitative practices before, during and after intense times of stress in order to reduce the effects and create space for new meanings to emerge. Such practices include the regular use of personal reflective tools, creative play, meditation and rest, physical activities and the active creation of supportive kinship networks. 

RCP is designed to provide the leader with a greater sense of perspective and compassion, supporting the development of a growth mindset, helping to better manage the nervous system and creating a sense of safety and connection.

Why Choose Re-Up?

Re-UP! is a transformative programme designed to empower Global Majority leaders to explore Restorative Leadership, fostering practices of support, care, and communal growth. Through workshops, “Reasoning” talks, Kinship Circles, and embodied and creative activities, Re-UP! provides cultural professionals with an opportunity to replenish their energy while deepening their capacity to sustain a healthy professional life.

Re-UP! 2024 – Applications open now!

Re-UP! Live 

  • January 2024 
  • For alumni and new participants

Re-UP! Programme will launch in January with a fun experiential evening event where participants can sample various restorative care practices led by professionals and peers. An open collaborative space for care, support and relationship building.

Re-UP! Practice & Connect Programme 

  • Feb-May 2024
  • For New Participants 3 online sessions / 1 In Person

To create new Re-UP! habits you need practice and the best way to do that is as part of a supportive community. The Practice & Connect Programme will take place one day a month for three months and a half-day for the final session. During the sessions, participants will be introduced to a  Restorative Care Practice based on the themes of Care, Mind and Body through Kinship sessions and workshops. In between the sessions,  participants will support each other to deepen their practice through buddying offering an opportunity to deepen connections. Workshops will be led by leading creative and well-being professionals and the space held by experienced facilitators.

Re-UP! Online

  • For Alumni and new participants

Supported by Saxton Bamfylde

During Re-UP! Alumni, new participants and other global majority cultural professionals will have access to an online space to encourage and support their Re-UP! practice while deepening connections to each other.  You’ll be able to set up your own  regional kinship group, share resources and opportunities or find support.  Saxton Bampfylde will also have a hub where they will share opportunities. 

Applications are now open

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