Clore Leadership, the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority are delighted to be working together on a programme of place-based leadership interventions for the cultural sector in the Tees Valley.

Working collaboratively with key organisations, cultural practitioners and networks across the region since the summer of 2022, Clore Leadership is delivering programming that responds to leadership and workforce development needs in the Tees Valley cultural sector. We are supporting progression routes for arts and cultural leaders in each of the five local authorities, strengthening peer networks, driving cross-sector collaboration, diversifying the workforce and supporting cultural venues and freelancers.

The programme has two strands – connecting and learning. Through opportunities to connect and learn the programme aims to create space to explore what leadership means; and to develop some of the essential leadership skills we all need in our toolkits.


Connecting with peers is a vital part of developing networks, exchanging knowledge and experience and seeking support. A mentoring scheme; and opportunity for action learning offer chances to connect and share leadership experiences with peers.


The learning strand offers a chance to learn with and from leaders and peers, and to develop some of the skills that are fundamental to leadership within the cultural sector.

Please note application times for different aspects of the programme vary.

Please note application times for different aspects of the programme vary. To receive more information about applying for this programme or others, including opening dates, sign up to our mailing list. For any questions related to Tees Valley, please contact us [email protected].