ADF will be hosting a 6-week online interactive workshop for creatives and arts professionals. Providing members with the opportunity to gain deeper insight into the responsibilities of various senior and management positions within arts organisations.
The workshops will be led by up to three organisations interested in meeting mid-career Black, Asian or ethnically diverse professionals to expand beyond their existing network. We are pleased for our first Leadership Lab to be hosted by Leeds Playhouse and Hartshorn-Hook Productions with one more organisation to be confirmed.
Participants will spend the first week getting to know the key senior leaders from up to 3 hosting organisations (including the Artistic Directors and Executive Directors) before engaging in 5 weekly Interactive workshops.
Participants will be mixed up into groups each week and will take on a different senior position. The groups will work together to develop an idea based on a task provided by the organisations. The groups will present a five-minute verbal presentation each week, and each participant will be responsible for developing and presenting a specific area.
Each workshop will focus on a different strand; strategic thinking, artistic development, community projects, production programming and problem-solving.
Dates, Times & Location
Upcoming Dates: new dates tbc
Duration: 6 sessions over 6 weeks
Book from Feb 2022
Bronze Members: £60
Members on a paid subscription: £42
Financial support: 2 full bursaries are available for all members that receive benefits or have received the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) due to Covid-19 in the past 12 months. Email email@example.com with any benefit document (or copy of an email) from the past 12 months that includes your name and postal address and we’ll offer you a free place on the workshop on a first-come-first-served basis.
Our workshops are exclusive to ADF members from Black, Asian or ethnically diverse backgrounds. Membership is free with optional paid subscriptions. Read our eligibility page before booking.
If you have access needs please specify on the signup form.
Not a member? Register here.
What will be covered?
- Strategic thinking
- Artistic Development
- Community Projects
- Production Programming
- Problem Solving
- Working collaboratively and independently
What will you need?
- A device to access Zoom. A desktop will be required for the sake of breakout room activities.
- A notepad and pen or writing device
Will I need to prepare anything before starting?
No. However a homework task will be set after some sessions which will be centred around developing loose ideas and notes for the following session. You need to be able to dedicate an hour a week outside the workshop hours.
Who is the workshop suited to?
Mid-career professionals. You will need to feel confident collaborating, working independently and presenting ideas.
Do I need to already have leadership experience?
No, however, you should have some project management, producing or management experience.
Are the sessions interactive?
Yes. You will be required to engage with the organisations and the other participants.
Will the session have live captioning?
Yes, if requested. Please specify when you book online. Please book at least 3 weeks in advance if you require a BSL Interpreter.
Do I need to be available for all 6 weeks?
Yes, and it is important that you are available to stay for the duration of each session.