Space for Change

Peer learning opportunity for creative learning leaders interested in creating more inclusive, equitable & sustainable work

Reflection. Disruption. Exchange.

Space for Change is a peer learning group focused on sharing and developing practice and addressing current challenges facing the sector. The programme is designed for leaders in the field of creative learning who want to do things differently, improve their work, and seek inspiration from their peers.

This will be an intimate space for reflection, developing your practice, and overcoming challenges. We will curate a dynamic, forward-thinking, and solutions-focused cohort, with a focus on building professional resilience, making connections, and discovering renewed purpose.

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Participants sitting down during the 'Space for Change Symposium' event (March 2024)
Photo © Jalaikon

2024-2025 theme: Equity in creative career pathways for the next generation

Research suggests that there are persistent inequalities in arts, culture, and heritage occupations. In this year’s Space for Change, we will focus on how we can retain young people engaging with arts and culture within the industry and how to tackle the barriers they face when embarking on creative careers.

We want to convene a group of cultural sector leaders who want to re-invigorate and strengthen their programme offer to include careers advice and skills, including working with schools, and who want to work together to face social mobility issues facing our sector.

Expressions of Interest for this year's programme are now open!

Deadline for submissions: Monday 12 August, 9am

A New Direction is committed to an inclusive working culture where everyone who works for or with us is treated with dignity and respect.

Find out more about this year's programme and make your application

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