One of the valued contributions of the Cultural Leadership Programme was the range of reports it commissioned on development priority areas such as diversity and governance. The programme website is no longer online, but requests for these resources continue, so this page seeks to provide access to the reports most frequently sought out:
These essays review the issues, structures and characteristics of good governance, drawing extensively on the knowledge and experience of contemporary cultural industry leaders, to ensure that the information is vibrant, informed and directly pertinent.
Women in Leadership
Whilst some lament the lack of female role models and a decline in priority actions, others list a stream of high profile women as evidence of progress. Surely both views cannot be right. But where is the evidence?
That BAME leaders are under-represented in the sector is widely acknowledged but if we are to measure progress we need to know exactly where we stand. This report considers the evidence of leaders from BAME backgrounds and provides a benchmark for measuring the progress the sector has made in diversifying its leadership.
Heritage, Legacy & Leadership
The HLL conference brought together an eclectic mix of senior managers, practitioners, academics, policy makers, advisers and experts – influential stakeholders who produced a rich synergy as they explored the thinking, experiences and practices needed to develop bold, creative and progressive heritage leadership.
A Cultural Leadership Reader
A companion on the leadership journey – a provocation to lead and lead well, the Reader acts as a reference point and critical friend that both supports and challenges, encouraging the next step, deeper reflection & better outcomes.