ArtWorks – Leading Through Practice

A Seminar for Artists and Training Providers to examine issues around Artist Led Leadership in Participatory Settings.

The seminar is organised by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation with funding from the Cultural Leadership Programme and seeks to build on the legacy of CLP in this area whilst also informing the PHF special initiative, Art Works: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings.

The event is aimed at the PHF pathfinder programmes, organisations interested in artists leadership in participatory settings, CPD providers and trainers and artists who have undertaken the CLP funded Artist Led Leadership programmes.

It aims to:
• Create a platform for shared learning, dissemination and knowledge exchange
• Explore how artists lead within participatory contexts recognising that this is a different leadership role to the leadership of organisations.
• Define some areas of further research and exploration that may assist in developing the practice.

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Leadership, mentoring, art and music…

by , 28/10/11 10:32pm
Steve Lawson wrote a piece reflecting on his time at the PHF ArtWorks launch. "It was an amazing day (see the liveblog at ) and certain themes emerged, particularly as they relate to support structures for artists.The themes of sustainability and cross-disciplinary learning/practice came up a few times, which inspired me to think about how they relate to pop/rock musicians."

About ArtWorks

by , 16/10/11 3:07pm
Art Works: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative which supports the continuing professional development of artists working in participatory settings. The newest initiative from PHF, Art Works is a workforce development scheme that seeks to meet the needs of artists at different stages in their careers – from the […]

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Key questions that LtP will be looking at include : How do artists working in participatory settings lead? How can artists working in participatory settings be better supported to lead? How can artists working in participatory settings sustain their own practice whilst working in participatory settings? read more

About the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

by , 15/10/11 3:04pm
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. We make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular we are concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged. […]