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We've missed the deadline to apply. Will there be another programme?

We hope so! Change Creation is funded by Arts Council England’s Building Resilience Programme. We’ve had lots of support and interest, and we’ve talked to more than 260 organisations so there is definitely appetite for a future Change Creation programme. Please do keep connected by signing up to our newsletter – we’ll be sharing learning, insight and news on a monthly basis. We promise not to spam!

We’d also love to hear your views on the programme. If you didn’t apply this time round, but would be interested in a future programme and you’ve got  four minutes to tell us what you’d like to see, we’ve created a very simple survey with 9 quick questions. Tell us what you think. The survey is here.

When are the workshops?

The first phase of the core workshops will be on:

14 and 15 September 2017 

14 and 15 December 2017 

17 and 18 May 2018 

We’ll be deciding where they happen when we know who the change creation cohort is, and then we’ll make sure that each one happens in a different town or city, while always reflecting the need for travel times to be as manageable as possible.

What if I am unable to attend a workshop?

The workshops are just part of the programme – with the learning hub, consultancy, researcher in residence, external training all really important. For the programme to work at it’s best we need to all commit to building relationships across the cohort, understanding what we are each delivering and offering and gathering feedback. That means we need you there. At every one. So please plan to be there. (but we understand that life intervenes and so have an understanding side too!)

Where are the workshops?

We want to ensure that we select venues that are in the most accessible and suitable locations for our participating organisations, so we want to wait and see where you are, before we decide where to hold the workshops. We’ll let you know in tons of time so you can plan travel and accommodation and keep costs down.

My application wasn't successful - are there other ways to be involved?

Yes – we are bringing together a community of change leaders across the cultural sector, so we will be sharing information and insights with everyone who is interested and let’s keep talking about how we can work together to create change. Successful candidates will also be sharing their change learning with their community and so everyone who makes an application will be part of that wider circle of learning and support.

Are there any costs to my organisation?

There is a £2,000 fee to be part of the programme. Arts Council England has supported the programme with £470,000 and the remaining £50,000 cost of delivering all the change support is coming from participating organisations through this fee.

We estimate that each organisation will receive at least £13,100 of training and consultancy support from the programme.


Incidentally, during the programme you will receive a bursary of £2,000 to assist with travel, accommodation and subsistence costs, and so attendance on the programme will actually be cost neutral.

Some of the other strands of the Resilience Programme are free of any fees and so depending on your circumstances, you might find one of those more attractive.

What are the other strands in the Building Resilience programme?

There are four strands. Change Creation is one of the strands. Each strand is designed to increase the resilience of cultural organisations, providing insight, expertise, skills development and resources that can be shared and used more widely to increase resilience across the sector.

Each strand of the programme will work with up to 25 organisations, exploring, piloting and delivering different approaches. The strands are designed to provide different kinds of support and focus, so make sure you choose the programme best suited to your organisation.

The other three strands are linked here:

Diversity and Entrepreneurship

Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal

Building Resilience: Fundraising and Revenue Diversification 

When does Change Creation end?

We hope this is just the beginning. Change Creation never ends. This programme will have it’s last events in September 2019 when we’ll be asking you to celebrate the changes you have created and all that you have learned in the process.

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