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Up Next: Executive Directors

July 25, 2023 @ 2:38 pm

About the programme

No more short lived schemes. No more waiting for permission. No more waiting for a revolution. You’re UP NEXT.

UP NEXT is designed to hand over power and resources to visionary Global Majority arts professionals within established theatre organisations. The initiative is a catalyst for progressive change within the organisations that participate in the programme and supports their leadership succession planning.

In 2021 Artistic Directors of the Future partnered with Strike A Light to deliver the second iteration of our leadership takeover initiative UP NEXT. Kadisha Williams was appointed Up Next Executive Director, working 4 days per week. She will complete her role in Dec 2022.

Kadisha Williams

Up Next Executive Director 2022.


Who is this for?

Mid-career creatives


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July 25, 2023
2:38 pm
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Strike A Light


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