Cultural Leadership International 2010

CLI is a scheme developed by the British Council with support from the Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP), which seeks to identify the next generation of international cultural leaders and helps them to develop their skills and talent at an international level. CLP is supporting these events as part of its investment in the development of international cultural leadership skills.

CLI believes that the cultural sector has a unique and vital socio-economic role to play in rapidly-changing and unstable times, and it is crucial that its future leaders develop ideas, skills and networks to drive the sector forward and ensure its relevance to the changing societies around it. CLI has been running since 2009, and to date over 60 international cultural leaders have taken part, each engaging in an individual development plan that is designed specifically for their needs, and that includes international training, work-based placements, networking opportunities, creative collaborations and mentoring schemes.

CLP has sought to embed international practice in its programmes to ensure that current and future leaders are well equipped to nurture the vision, aptitude and skills to deliver excellence, experimentation and innovation within the wider national and international context.

For more information about the Cultural Leadership International programme, please click here

Thursday 9 December
Cultural Leadership Competencies – a workshop
Two masterclasses on fundraising and audience development, followed by a networking reception where you’ll get the chance to meet this year’s participants from the Cultural Leadership International (CLI) programme and CLP participants in international leadership development.

Friday 10 December
Symposium. Cultural Leadership: Global Challenges
Sackler Centre for Arts Education
Cultural Leadership: Global Challenges will bring together emergent cultural leaders from around the world (including all of this year’s CLI participants) with key UK and international speakers to share common questions, look at solutions and build ongoing partnerships. The aim is to map, understand and discuss the competencies and common challenges faced by international cultural leaders, in order to reinforce their ability to respond creatively and influence positively wider social, economic and environmental issues.

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Report on Creativity, Culture & Education

by , 09/12/10 6:13pm
A report from the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education. If we are to prepare successfully for the 21st Century we will have to do more than just improve literacy and numeracy skills. We need a broad, flexible and motivating education that recognises the different talents of all children and delivers excellence for […]

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The CLI Symposium – Programme and speaker info

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 08:45 Arrivals and Coffee 09:00 Welcome from Martin Davidson CMG, CEO British Council; Hilary Carty, Director Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP) and Sir Mark Jones, Director V&A Museum

 09:15 KEYNOTE – Patrick McKenna, Chief Executive, Ingenious Group
‘Leadership challenges in disruptive times’ 
 Patrick was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Really Useful Group […]

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A background to CLI

by , 06/12/10 2:36pm
The Pilot Year: Designing the Programme In order to develop a responsive and flexible programme, we consulted a wide range of people in the countries involved in CLI. The results of this consultation informed the framework and set the priorities for the programme. Between July and November 2008 the CLI Project Design Team held consultations […]