Event Organiser: Clore Leadership

Event Dates: 17/10/2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Cost: From £10

Event Type: Networking

Event Category: Creative

Event Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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Skills Day: Re-UP!

Booking is now open for the next round of the Tees Valley Leadership Programmes Skills Days Autumn 2024.

These stand-alone training days are packed full of useful tips and takeaways that you can apply to your work and leadership, no matter what the context.

The skills days are open to anyone working in the Tees Valley cultural sector whether for an organisation, independently or as a freelancer. Skills Days can help you to enhance your skills, build confidence and expand your network.


  • Date: Thursday 17 October 2024, 10 – 4pm
  • Venue: ARC, Stockton

What’s involved?

Working in the cultural sector is exciting and can be stressful. Dealing with precarity, constant delivery with never-quite-enough resources and the “fluid” nature of the creative process in the sensitive waters of collaboration. Throw in a pandemic, some culture wars and the urgent need to evolve the landscape, it’s becoming clearer that practices are needed that help us to sustain ourselves throughout the constant highs and the lows.

Gaylene Gould is an artist and curator whose socially engaged practice makes way for new research. She has created a programme and written a paper for Clore Leadership called Re-UP! which explores ways cultural professionals might create a regular Restorative Care Practice for themselves that helps them to continue to thrive.

This experiential day will offer a chance to slow down, taste some Restorative Care Practices that help us explore our minds and bodies and develop our creative intuition in an environment of kinship and care. The day will feature self-reflection, embodied exercises and creative making including:

  • an exercise that helps people listen to themselves more compassionately as a way to reach new insights
  • meditative and light movement practices that help connect to our bodies and each other
  • a ‘making’ station offering a chance to creatively intuit and process

This practically focused session aims to support leaders to develop self-care and resilience.  You will relax and play together, sharing along the way in pairs, small groups and collectively. Everything offered during the day is an invitation so people are encouraged to do as little or as much as they would like.

Gaylene will lead the day with David Kam and another guest facilitator.

What will I take away?

  • An understanding of restorative care practices
  • A renewed connection between mind and body
  • Expanded awareness of sustaining a healthy professional life
  • Tools to continue personal reflection and restorative care practices at home


The fee for each leadership skills day is on a pay what you decide basis. There is a recommended minimum rate of £10 + VAT for individuals; £25 + VAT for organisations. BOOK NOW

Freelance bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available for freelancers at a fixed rate of £125 towards loss of earnings incurred due to attendance at this training event. Bursaries are only available to creative and cultural freelancers living or working within the Tees Valley and a limited number are available per event. Bursaries will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to your attendance at the event.

To request a freelancer bursary please tick the box at the time of booking in Eventbrite . We will contact you via email to confirm the bursary allocation and outline next steps on how to make your claim.


We will ask for your access requirements as part of the event on-boarding. This might include (but isn’t limited to) live speech to text captioning, provision of or support for the costs for BSL interpretation; notetaking or audio description. If you would like a conversation with a member of our team before making your application, or would like support in completing the application form please email [email protected]

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