No more short lived schemes. No more waiting for permission. No more waiting for a revolution. You’re UP NEXT.
Artistic Directors of the Future has partnered with Strike a Light to deliver the second iteration of our a leadership takeover initiative UP NEXT
UP NEXT is designed to hand over power and resources to visionary people of colour 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.
Strike a Light is a Gloucester-based organisation striving to make Gloucester a city with a vibrant culture for all. The organisation has welcomed thousands of audience members, supported dozens of performers and companies to create new shows and given hundreds of young people the chance to take part in arts activities – often for the first time. Strike a Light’s Executive Director, Christina Poulton, will hand over her role to a strategic and creative ADF member for one year. The ADF member will become Strike A Light’s part-time Up Next Executive Director and will work alongside the co-Artistic Directors, Emma-Jane Benning and Sarah Blowers, to implement changes and strategically plan for the company’s future.
Up Next Trailer
Learn about the details of the programme
- Jun & Jul 2021: Application Briefing: Meet Strike a Light
- Jul 2021: Applications open
- Sep 2021: Applications close
- Week commencing 27th Sep 2021: Interviews
- Oct/Nov 2021: Up Next Executive Director 12 month p/t contract
How to Apply
The project is open to members only. If you have not registered please do so before submitting your application here. Download the application pack, application form and the equal opportunities form. You can also attend the optional application briefing day; a short informative session and Q & A about the programme and an opportunity to meet Strike a Light senior staff, this does not inform the decision making process. Email your application to email@example.com for the attention of Sandra Thompson-Quartey. Please write Up Next: Executive Directors in the subject heading and ensure you attach the following:
- Your CV
- Your application form
- Your equal opportunities form
Access provision and reasonable adjustments will be made available (both at interview and employment stages) for any candidates that require it. Please indicate any access requirements you have on the application form. If you require any part of the application process in an alternative format accessible to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.