Event Organiser: Clore Leadership

Event Dates: 06/03/2024 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Cost: £8

Event Type: Conference

Event Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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Tees Valley Annual Gathering – Inspiration, connection and collaboration

Do you work in arts and culture in the Tees Valley?

If you’re an artist, creative freelancer, or work in a producer, programming, projects, curatorial, arts administration (or other) role within an organisation, then this opportunity is for you.

The gathering is a chance to connect with fellow creative and cultural professionals in the Tees Valley and dive into conversations about different leadership topics.

Programme information:

There is a vibrant and growing creative and cultural sector in the Tees Valley that is actively creating a sense of place and identity in the region. This a chance to connect with others, reflect on the work already taking place in the Tees Valley and gain new ideas and inspiration. Invited speakers will spark thinking on a range of topics, supporting you to consider:

  • How community building and networks can support your work and leadership
  • How creative and community enterprise can act as a springboard for new ideas and opportunities in the places where you live and work
  • How collaboration with people and organisations, within and beyond the sector, can help make sustainable change and growth possible

There will be plenty of time for discussion and conversation woven into the day. Practical workshop sessions will be a space for you to share experiences and tackle live leadership challenges with others. You will reflect on your personal leadership strengths and skills and consider how learning can be shared more widely for impact.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided as part of the day. You can provide any dietary requirements as part of the event on-boarding.

Invited speakers:

  • Erika Rushton, Director & Founder, Creative Economist will talk about her experience in creative and community enterprise helping to launch new ideas, build networks and secure investment for growth
  • Wendy Smith, Creative Director, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music will talk about her own cultural leadership journey, her commitment to inclusion and collaborating with people and organisations to make sustainable change
  • Hilary Carty OBE, Executive Director, Clore Leadership will support leaders to reflect on their strengths and skills and consider how personal leadership learning can be taken wider for impact


What will I take away?

  • Connection with other people working in arts and culture in the region
  • Inspiration, new ideas and approaches gained from speakers and peers
  • The chance to reflect more deeply on your own strengths and skills
  • Practical tips and take-aways to help build confidence in your own work and leadership


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 booking your place, please email [email protected]

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