Update – April 2020

In March 2020 we placed a temporary hold on accepting and/or processing applications to the CPC programme due to the Covid-19 situation.

It is important to us that we plan carefully to make the best use of funds for the benefit of our programme participants and the wider cultural sector in Norfolk and Suffolk. We continue to communicate with our stakeholders and funders and are looking at an anticipated start date for the programme of January 2021. Given the current Covid-19 situation this is still subject to change, but we hope to make an announcement in summer 2020 about re-opening applications with updated key information about course dates and content.

If you have any immediate queries please contact leadership@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk.

Collaboration: Place: Change is a new leadership programme designed to equip current and next-generation creative and cultural leaders with the skills they need to drive creative, social and economic change across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The 30-month programme will support two cohorts of leaders, focusing on developing collaborative leadership skills, innovative thinking and place-based awareness. The programme will be delivered to 40 participants using a mix of physical and virtual means.

Cohort one will comprise of developing cultural leaders or senior managers living or working in Norfolk and/or Suffolk. Applications are open now.

Cohort two will be focused on emerging and early career leaders with up to 5 years’ experience. Application for this cohort will be advertised in early 2021.

Collaboration: Place: Change is one of 18 projects nationally supported by the Arts Council England Transforming Leadership Fund. The fund was established to address specific issues around diversity across leadership, opportunities for emerging and early career leaders, and the development of executive skills at senior levels.

The programme is managed by the National Centre for Writing for the New Anglia LEP Culture Board, in partnership with Clore LeadershipAchates Philanthropy and the University of East Anglia. It is supported by Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and other cultural organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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