Introducing BALTIC…

BALTIC is a globally recognised beacon for the creative ambitions of North East England. BALTIC creates meaning and value for its constituents contributing to the cultural, economic and social agendas regionally and nationally.

Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

Our Change Creation Plan

BALTIC has identified a need to change the culture of our organisation in order to shift practice towards whole organisation collaboration in planning and delivering our mission and strategic objectives moving away from a departmental/team led approach that can result in silo thinking, inefficiencies and weaker resilience. Our aim is to create a more empowered workforce that collaborates to deliver objectives that will secure BALTIC’s future.

Engaging with the Change Creation programme will offer us the opportunity to create effective, long term solutions that move past behavioural issues to identify and address underlying contextual issues that may unwittingly support silo working at BALTIC. We see the Change Creation programme as a unique opportunity to engage with cultural leaders, mentors and advisors, providing space for critical challenge and reflection that will support us to disrupt current practice in order to innovate and devise new ways of working that improve our resilience.

Caroline Murphy

Caroline took up a newly created role at BALTIC in April 2016 as Associate Director (Research & Partnerships) where she leads on partnerships with Higher Education, Equality and Diversity, business planning and organisational evaluation. Caroline has worked for over 25 years in the cultural sector, in a variety of context and leadership roles, and most recently as a consultant with specialisms in strategic planning and evaluating social impact.

You can read Caroline’s Change Leadership Profile here