CULTURE RESET: self-organising for survival

Culture Reset

A new 8-week programme funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will support 192 ‘arts and cultural producers, makers and directors across the UK’ as their organisations fight for survival.

Running from 20 July to 11 September, CULTURE RESET has been born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people.

The CULTURE RESET programme, designed and created by Claire Doherty and David Micklem, both leading creative producers and artistic directors, combines intensive creative online laboratories with a dynamic set of provocations and reflections from directors, artists, writers, academics and producers internationally. It has been devised to offer the support, stimulus and guidance to facilitate immediate action.

Each participant will have access to:

  • A 4-week intensive of facilitated group work to design and test your knowledge, grow your new ideas and plan your action;
  • Weekly provocations by international innovators and thinkers;
  • Up-skilling in civic action, understanding place and audience mindset, social impact and myth-busting in collaboration and co-creation;
  • Access to an exclusive suite of resources curated and selected by arts leaders and producers
  • A one-to-one coaching opportunity to map your own next steps.

Participants will leave the programme with an expert and peer-reviewed action plan to reset their creative approach: for a specific project, for their general artistic practice or across an entire organisation.

Participation is fully funded and open to the full range of the cultural sector. Places are open to arts producers, museum and gallery curators, theatre makers, artistic directors, festival producers, library managers, literary editors, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers – anyone with the agency to commission and create cultural experiences.

Applications are open until 5pm on Thursday 9 July. Visit the CULTURE RESET website to apply.

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