CPC Emerging Leaders

Collaboration: Place: Change Emerging Leaders is a cultural leadership development programme for emerging cultural leaders or managers with up to 5 years’ experience who are living and/or working in Norfolk or Suffolk. The cohort, who will come together throughout the next year, comprise a diverse collection of freelance and employed professionals, each of whom has been nominated as a future leader in their respective field.

The Emerging Leaders programme consists of a series of facilitated sessions, running from October 2021 to March 2022. Through a combination of online day sessions and intensives, the group will have access to workshops designed to facilitate their development as cultural leaders.

Meet our Collaboration: Place: Change Emerging Leaders cohort:

  • Claire Atherton (Freelance Artist & Creative Practitioner)
  • Tom Beese (Suffolk County Council)
  • Mary Blue (Mary Blue Creates)
  • Jess Croll Knight (Freelance Participation Producer/Project Manager)
  • Becky Demmen (Supporting Your Art)
  • Fiona Fletcher (Norwich Puppet Theatre)
  • Emily Godden (Virtually There Studio)
  • Sascha Goslin (Freelance Creative Producer)
  • Belona Greenwood (Scriptwriter, Facilitator and Creative Catalyst)
  • Lizzie Hall (First Light Festival)
  • James Hardie (Norfolk & Norwich Festival)
  • Samuel Jinks (Freshly Greated Arts)
  • Isabelle King (Creative Practitioner and Storyteller)
  • Steph McKenna (National Centre for Writing)
  • Chrissie Moore (DanceEast)
  • Hayley Murrow (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds)
  • Karen Pratt (Karen Louise Dance)
  • Anita Staff (Artist & Photographer)

Alison McFarlane, Director of Strategy for the National Centre for Writing said:

“We are thrilled to announce the Emerging Leaders participants who will comprise our third and final Collaboration: Place: Change programme cohort. A varied collection of artists, facilitators, creators, producers and practitioners selected from across Norfolk and Suffolk, each participant has been nominated as a rising talent in their creative field. Through expert masterclasses, digital residencies and peer-to-peer working, this final CPC programme looks to the future, as we support the next generation of cultural leaders in the region.”