A Future for Culture

Professional Development Programme

Great Place: Lakes and Dales, in partnership with 64 Million Artists, are running an innovative and exciting professional development programme for cultural organisations based in the area; 'A Future for Culture'.

The purpose of the training is to ensure your organisation is ‘future-ready’. Research tells us that younger generations want more control over what, when and how things are delivered to them. This training will equip you with the tools to engage your current and new audiences in new ways, to turn programming on its head and allow true participation to occur in your organisation.

This programme will be rooted in the concept of Cultural Democracy, more information of which can be found in the report published in September 2018, ‘Cultural Democracy in Practice’. This programme is the first of its kind and organisations in the Lakes and Dales have the opportunity to lead the way.

First event

The programme will begin with a Future-Scoping event on 16 May 2019 (10am - 4pm)

The event will include:

  • Understanding the needs of organisations
  • Mapping the current picture for young people in the local area
  • Introduction to Cultural Democracy
  • Understanding the barriers to working in this way
  • Early co-design of programme

A vegetarian lunch will be included, please let us know when you register if you have any other dietary requirements.

The event will take place at Dalesbridge, Austwick (near Settle), if you have any access requirements, including travelling to the venue, please let us know at registration.

This Future-Scoping event will be followed by a co-designed development programme of Future-Proofing for all attending organisations, this means you will be involved in how the training is shaped so that it meet the needs of your organisation.

Subsequent programme

The main programme will take place over 6-9 months

Exact dates to be decided collectively but will be before the end of March 2020

The programme will cover:

  • Workshops
  • Peer mentoring
  • Remote coaching
  • Action learning

Due to the nature of this training and development programme, places are limited and by attending the initial Future-Scoping event you are committing to taking part in the whole programme.

This will involve making changes within your organisation, so we ask that the person who attends the training programme is someone who is able to action change, ideally part of the management team.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please get in touch with Emily Wilson at create@lakesanddales.org