“I’ve never been disappointed in any Arts Connect event or programme I’ve attended, as those involved are always extremely approachable, knowledgeable, supportive and generous with their time and resources. I feel like Arts Connect is the ally everybody working in the arts should have – an organisation who encourage change and growth and creativity.”



Following on from our highly successful Leadership in the Arts and Cultural Sector programme, we have developed a leadership development programme specifically for Independent Artistic and Creative Directors with at least five years of experience in their sector.

Who is this programme for?

  • You work as an Independent Artistic or Creative Director and live in the United Kingdom
  • You lead your own projects or you work on behalf of organisations of which you are not an employee
  • You can demonstrate that you have a minimum of 5 years experience of working in this way in the arts and cultural sector

What will this programme do for you?

Taking part in this course will support you in:

  • Be the leader you want to be in the arts and cultural sector
  • Lead with self-awareness in the service of your artistic vision and practice
  • Have greater impact and more confidence in leading people and projects
  • Develop greater resilience through learning and reflective practice

How will the course be delivered?

  • 4 online group workshop sessions of 3.5 hours per workshop (including breaks) t
  • One individual executive coaching session

The workshops cover:

Workshop 1: Being a Leader in Your Artistic Practice

Workshop 2: Leading Projects With Awareness and Skills

Workshop 3: Leading With Your Artistic and Creative Practice to Inspire Others

Workshop 4: Leading, Learning and Resilience


20th September, 2nd November, 29th November & 14th December





For further information about the course please contact:

Enquiries can be made to Susan Goodwin, Associate Director. M: 07976 912977