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Extend Leadership Programme


The Extend Leadership Programme is open to applicants working in learning and education roles in the creative arts in Scotland. 

Applications closing date: 10am, Tuesday 3 April 2018

The Programme enables mid-career professionals to acqire and apply leadership skills, working with a cohort of peers from across England, Wales and Scotland. Through a combination of intensive residentials, opportunities to explore aspects of leadership through group projects, mentoring and personal development planning – participants gain opportunities to explore and reflect upon their current practice, to meet with inspiring leaders in the sector, to develop their own projects, and plan for the future.

Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of learning and education staff in leadership within the arts and cultural sectors. Almost 100 colleagues have graduated from the Programme, which is now in its ninth year.

‘I have gained a clearer understanding of leadership and my role, heard from practical and inspiring speakers and met a fantastic new support group.’  – Extend Alumnus

The 2018-19 Extend Leadership Programme will support up to 14 colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors who consider themselves to be mid-career and aspire to leadership. It is envisaged that places will be allocated as follows:

  • 3 places will be for candidates working in the creative arts in Scotland

Applicants working and resident in Scotland must work in the creative arts in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both. Applicants working and resident in England or Wales may work in the arts, museums, libraries or heritage in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both.

Visit www.engage.org/extend1819 to learn more and apply for Extend.


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