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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 ’24 NOW OPEN!

(Team) Work in Practice workshops

In March 2023 Jerwood Arts launched (Team) Work In Practice: Collective insights, ideas, and challenges to drive socio-economic inclusivity in your organisation, a toolkit for employers and decision-makers in the arts and cultural sector, as well as policy-makers, funders, and all those who are interested in understanding what inclusion means in practice.

people make it work is working with six Toolkit Associates, all of whom have been Fellows on the WJCB programme, to deliver workshops across the UK. These workshops are designed to support people in the cultural sector to put the ideas of the Toolkit into practice. 

These workshops will give organisations the opportunity to:

  • deepen their understanding of socio-economic inclusivity
  • work through examples and share ideas on approaches to inclusivity
  • consider how the ideas in the Toolkit could apply to their organisation
  • meet other organisations within a community of learning and accountability

Find out more about the workshop experience in this short film

How to join a workshop

The following online workshop is available to book now: 12 December 10am – 1pm

12 December

The following in person workshop is available to book now: 6 November 10am – 1pm Derby Theatre.

6 November

If your organisation would be interested in hosting an in person workshop for your team or for other organisations in your area please get in touch with Clare Thurman, Director of Learning and Communities

Contact Clare

The Toolkit can be accessed online in a range of formats here https://jerwoodarts.org/resource/team-work-in-practice/

Who are the workshops for?

The workshops are aimed at people working in arts and cultural organisations, especially senior leadership and people managers. However, we welcome anyone who is committed to making their work more inclusive. We would encourage medium and large scale organisations to book more than one member of staff onto the workshops, as in our experience this will better enable positive change to be embedded. We’re particularly keen to see HR professionals alongside senior colleagues. 

How much do the workshops cost?

Workshop bookings come with a minimum donation, depending on the size of your organisation. 

  • For those with £1m turnover or above the minimum donation amount is £60
  • For those with less than £1m turnover the minimum donation amount is £30
  • For freelancers the minimum donation amount is £15. 

A note on paying more or less

If you are in a position to pay more then please do. Your contribution will go towards further events and workshops to spread the key messages of the toolkit, and to subsidised places for those not able to pay. If anyone is not able to pay the minimum donation but feels the workshop would be beneficial to them and their organisation, there are subsidised places available. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the workshops or about booking a subsidised place please contact Clare Thurman

Contact Clare

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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