Photograph of Sahasa, courtesy of Sonia Sabri Company
Sahasa ©

Courtesy of Sonia Sabri Company

Are you a current or future cultural leader? 

Do you want to develop and refine your leadership skills?  

The Transforming Narratives’ Cultural Leadership Programme provides a unique opportunity for artists and creative professionals in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh to meet with each other and contribute to the curation and delivery of new projects within a groundbreaking international partnership.  

It will build skills, confidence and knowledge, and extend professional networks for emerging and established cultural leaders, enabling them to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in leading collaborative international cultural activity.  

The free programme is open to emerging and established leaders from Birmingham, Pakistan or Bangladesh, who have experience of, or an interest in, the arts or creative industries. Birmingham applicants must identify as being of Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Kashmiri heritage, living and or working in Birmingham.  

The programme will be delivered by Culture in Flux and a team from the Institute of Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College, University of London who will work closely with colleagues from Cultural Central to deliver it as part of the wider Transforming Narratives programme.  

Transforming Narratives is a ground-breaking project that supports creative and cultural practitioners and organisations in Birmingham, to engage in exchange with artists and organisations in cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is managed by Culture Central, supported by Arts Council England and delivered in collaboration with the British Council. 

The phased Cultural Leadership Programme will be delivered online between April and November 2021. 

The deadline for applications is12.00 GMT on Thursday 4 March 2021

Apply here

Briefing Session

Our partners at Culture Central will be hosting two briefing sessions on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 10.00 -11.15 and 17.00-18.15 (GMT)

This will be a chance to hear more about the leadership programme and ask questions. Register your place here