Welcome to the Change Creation Website.

Hello. . . we’re delighted you’re interested in Change Creation.

Starting this September we’ll be working with 28 organisations, large and small, making up a cohort of change leaders who’ll learn together, work together and create lasting changes for their organisations and build resilience across the cultural sector.

We received interest from more than 260 organisations and applications from a fabulously diverse range of organisations from including established National Portfolio Organisations and grass roots organisations from the worlds of dance, theatre, music, libraries, heritage, literature and the visual arts.

We are so excited to confirm that the organisations we’ll be working with are an incredible bunch:

ArnolfiniBALTICBarking and Dagenham Library Pen to Print,(inc. Spread the WordDiverse CityFitzWilliam MuseumFuture EverythingGraeae TheatreHistoric Royal PalacesHeart of GlassHeritage Open days (inc. National TrustHull Truck TheatreInpressIntoartJulie’s BicycleLibraries UnlimitedMagic MeNational Children’s OrchestrasParaorchestra and friendsPeckham PlatformRoyal and Derngate TheatreRoyal Opera HouseSeriousSheffield Theatres TrustSite GalleryTalawa Theatre CompanyTara ArtsTransform Festival and Turner Contemporary

We can’t wait to get started!

With a hot-house of support from industry leaders, sector experts, a researcher in residence, mentoring and consultancy, we’ll be testing new ideas, shaping change plans, sharing insights, challenging concepts, and delivering lasting change.

More than this, we’ll be sharing the learning, knowledge, tools and insights across the cultural sector to create a wider community of change leaders. For more information about Change Creation, to connect with the programme and become part of the change community organisations are invited to attend learning events and keep connected.

Change Creation is designed and produced by people make it work, one of the UK’s most experienced organisational development consultancies in the Cultural Sector. We’ve got a hothouse of support to turn change visions into a reality.

We’ll be working with the Change Creation cohort to enable them to realise their change plans to

  • Become more financially independent and stable
  • Revisit and refresh strategy and business models,
  • Shift organisational culture
  • Attract philanthropy and provide support to help organisations get better at fundraising 
  • Connect with new audiences
  • Increase accessibility and become more culturally relevant
  • Build capacity and manage growth
  • Measure social impact and attract alternative finance to fund growth






Change Creation is a programme to enable leaders to transform their organisation in ways that will make it more resilient. It's one of four strands of the Building Resilience Programme, funded by Arts Council England.

The strands are designed to provide different kinds of support and focus.

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