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Research opportunity: exploring leadership approaches


A call for research proposals to map and analyse approaches to leadership 

Group of young people talking

We are commissioning a thematic research study to examine leadership approaches evidenced within the Creative People and Places (CPP) network.

The purpose of this research is to interrogate the forms and style of leadership within CPP, and to explore if these approaches are effective within socially engaged arts practice. We feel that we have learning to share about the successes and challenges we have experienced that will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners.

Recognising that leadership can come from throughout an organisation, project or community the network is curious about the importance of specific leadership styles on the impact of their work, as well as on them as individuals. 

This research will help us share our learning and practice - with each other and the wider cultural sector - as well as identify ways we can continue to develop and improve.

We're looking for a skilled researcher with a flair for writing, experienced at producing clear, provocative reports for specific audiences. You will have knowledge of Creative People and Places, the broader cultural sector and, most importantly, current thinking about leadership. You’ll be tenacious at organising interviews with busy people, experienced at analysing qualitative data and identifying emerging themes. And you’ll be adept at generating fresh thinking and presenting that back to people in a digestible report with recommendations. 

To find out more about the brief and how to submit a proposal, download the document below. Deadline: 10am, 23 May 2019.

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Image credit: Colour to the Grey - Art, Activism and Wellbeing exhibition in Blyth, led by young people. Commissioned by Museums Northumberland bait. Photo: Jason Thompson