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Our vision of "Everyone's Culture" is a world where arts and culture in the UK reflects and connects with everyone and is made by with and for the whole nation.

As a community of 60 freelance cultural leaders, our shared mission is to support the cultural sector to change, develop and transform so that Everyone's Culture is created.

We do that with free tools and resources for everyone, by providing clients with advice, facilitation, coaching and consultancy and with a range of co-created cohort based development programmes.

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Bookings for Creating Transformation ’25 NOW OPEN!

What promises have you made yourselves, your communities, your funders?

What’s your transformation goal? What could you do better together?

Arts and Cultural leaders across art forms, geographies and scales (you!) work together to learn and implement live transformational change in and with their organisations and communities over the 18 months of this cohort-based , whole organisation programme.

  • Every staff and board member has access to 12 day-long live digital workshops focused on the essential elements of organisational transformation.
  • Everyone has unlimited access to digital tools, videos, panels and guidance in the transformation HUB.
  • Every cohort member has
    • 8 days at our face to face residential programme with 60 other leaders of transformation
    • 18 months of peer learning, action set learning, mentoring and 1:1s
    • monthly reviews keeping your transformation energised and on track
  • Whole programme supported by people make it work leaders, associates and industry experts

Book a call with Richard Watts, Sandeep Mahal or Laura Twemlow to discuss the transformational journey you are on and how Creating Transformation ’24 can enable that.

Organisational goals that Creating Transformation can enable

  • Implementing distributed leadership models
  • Embedding radical inclusion practices across all areas of work
  • Active engagement with societal barriers to equity in the sector
  • Reinvention of mission and vision to respond to what is needed now
  • Interrogation of systemic practices and organisational assumptions
  • Dynamic new roles for artists and freelancers
  • Collective reimagining of place based practices
  • Bold revisions of business models and income sources
  • Rebuilding organisational culture to centre equity and justice
  • Reshaping governance for the 21st Century using design thinking
  • Transforming relationships with audiences and communities
  • Fundamental organisational design to meet todays challenges and maximise impact
Alumni organisations include...

Graeae, Diverse City, Candoco, Ramps on the Moon, Talawa, BALTIC, Rich Mix, National Trust, Royal Opera House, MIMA, Northern Stage, Magic Me, Mid Wales Opera, Sheffield Theatres, Bristol Beacon, Royal & Derngate, Sheffield Museums, National Motor Museum, Libraries Unlimited, Polka, Little Angel, Turner Contemporary, Tate and more…

Creating Transformation has been designed with today’s challenges in mind. It is delivered by a multidisciplinary team brought together to provide the support, insight, experience and care you need to realise your transformational goals.

Explore some of our Programmes - designed with and for you to respond to the times we are living through

Creating Transformation provides sustained and immersive support for all arts and cultural organisations across the UK
The Office for Leadership Transition work with Boards and Executive Directors to transition their leadership teams and create inclusive change
Changing perceptions and narratives around Trusteeship – more than capacity-building, this reset is movement making.
A new brokering service to support you to create wider, deeper relationships across England, realising your goals for greater impact, and the Arts Council’s goal for more equitably distributed cultural investment, experiences and infrastructure.
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