“We are committed to every cultural organisation and leader having the expert support you need at this time, regardless of the ability to pay”

Now, more than ever, we are committed to helping arts and cultural organisations and their leaders to change, reshape, plan and prioritise. We’re working with our incredible associates who are themselves sector leaders, to bring you insights, advice, tools and resources. We’re here help you think about how we can re-model organisations, support staff, connect with the communities you work with and for, and to protect your organisations. We know we are in a moment of transformational change, and that there will be more change to come.

Below you will find information about our free daily surgery and triage service, weekly expert panels you can access here, free daily videos from our brilliant colleagues as well as free tools and guidance you can use to help you lead your organisation through the coming weeks and months.

people make it work has been helping cultural organisations and leaders to change and develop for the last 20 years, and we are a team of 50 consultants, coaches and peers from all art forms and contexts, all of whom have real lived experience of leading some of our most treasured and respected cultural organisations. You can reach us all here, and we are ready to help you with tailored support, individual conversations or whatever you need.

It might be that we can offer a sounding board, join your Senior leadership Team for a couple hours, attend a board meeting, review or contribute to analysis or guidance you are producing, or set up a regular coaching conversation – all for free during this extraordinary time…. we will do whatever we can to support you and the organisation that you lead. Watch a video of reflection and guidance, download an expert panel video, join a virtual surgery or get in touch directly so that we can start supporting you now. We know we can help.

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we invite different expert s to join our panel and share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we invite different expert s to join our panel and share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we invite different expert s to join our panel and share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

Weekly expert panels.

Every week we are inviting different expert panels to share views, perspectives and advice to help us all navigate these unchartered times. Exploring questions like, How do we protect our cashflow? How do we remain resilient as leaders? How do we support our staff? What can we do to connect with our communities? How do we re-model our organisations?

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DAILY VIDEO RESPONSES

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

Daily video responses from our consultant team

Every day you will find a new video from one of our consultant team, adding to a bank of insight from the 50 consultants at people make it work - all sector leaders, and with careers spanning roles at the head of organisations such as, TATE, British Council, Cockpit Arts, Arts Council England, ICA, 64 Million Artists, Libraries Unlimited, Manchester Royal Exchange, Natural History Museum, Situations, BBC, Birmingham Hippodrome and MIMA.

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Free Online Surgery

Every weekday at 2pm

Hosted by different consultant from the people make it work team each day. Every day, we are hosting a drop-in surgery session.

Between 2 and 3pm we are [online here] every weekday with our video surgery service, ready to support you with expert insight and guidance – free of charge.  Each day there will be a different member of our team, each with specialist expertise as well as deep knowledge of our team, so that they can offer a triage service. So whether you want advice, would like to be connected with one of our associates, or would like to talk us through the challenges you’re facing, please come and say hello. This surgery service is free and open to all leaders from any arts and cultural organisation across the UK.

Holiday
Monday 13th Apr
Richard Watts
Tuesday 14th
Richard Watts
Wednesday 15th
Charles Beckett
Thursday 16th
David Mick
Friday 17th
Richard Watts
Monday 20th
Andrea Nixon
Tuesday 21st
Clare Thurman
Wednesday 22nd
Gregory Nash
Thursday 23rd
Rob Macpherson
Friday 24th
Jeanie Scott
Monday 27th
Claire Doherty
Tuesday 28th
Lawrence Becko
Wednesday 29th
Richard Watts
Thursday 30th
Caroline Collier
Friday 1st May
Claire Antrobus
Monday 4th
David Micklem
Tuesday 5th
Anna Dinnen
Wednesday 6th
Kate Fielding
Thursday 7th
Becca Pelly-Fry
Friday 8th
Jo Launder
Monday 11th
Richard Watts
Tuesday 12th
Kate Fielding
Wednesday 13th
Ellen O’Hara
Thursday 14th
Kate Dore
Friday 15th
Michele Taylor
Monday 18th
Karen Turner
Tuesday 19th
Richard Watts
Wednesday 20th
Claire Doherty
Thursday 21st
Charles Beckett
Friday 22nd

RESOURCES

Access practical tools, resources and ‘how to’ videos to make it easier for you to create change and respond effectively at this time.

Free tools and resources to help create clarity, priorities and action

Download Resources and Tools to use and share with colleagues

RESOURCES
Resilience, governance and brand - responding to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis we’re convening panels every week with…

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Creating a case for change

We all face change, everyday, as humans. What about change in our organisations?…

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Agile working, managing uncertainty and engaging funders

This week we have spoken to three associate consultants that work with us…

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Opportunity Threat matrix

What are the opportunities that you might be missing out on?…

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Nick's Change Leadership at the Royal Opera House

The iconic Royal Opera House is home to two of the world’s greatest artistic companies…

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Stakeholder Mapping

Engaging with your stakeholders – those who are affected by your change…

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Contact Me

If you’d like to speak to us directly either join a surgery between 2 and 3 every weekday [by clicking here] call our CEO Richard on 07796956339 or else fill out this form and we’ll always get back to you before the end of the day.