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When does Change Creation 2 start?

We’re recruiting now! (And the deadline for applying is 16 September.) Starting in November 2019, we’ll be running a two-year programme until October 2021 for 30 arts and cultural organisations from across the UK. Places are limited, and we want to ensure there is a diverse blend of organisations representing different art forms, and organisations of different size and scale so that we can all benefit from a range of insights, perspectives and organisational challenges. There will be a 2 day residency in November, followed by a schedule of 18 intensive workshops spread evenly across the two years. The curriculum will be built to meet the needs of the organisations on the programme.

How do I apply?

It’s simple. Just tell us about the changes you are seeking to make, and a little bit about yourself and your leadership team. The application form is here Application form for Change Creation 2. You might also find the attached document, with more detailed information about the programme useful.

Places are limited, and we’re hoping to work with a broad range of organisations from different art forms, size and scale.

The deadline for applying is Monday 16th September.

I'd like talk to someone to find out more...

We’d love to talk to you. If you’d like to talk about your application, your change plans, or any support you might need to complete the application let us know and we’ll arrange a time to talk.

You might also find the attached document useful – with further information about the programme, fees and application process.

We’re offering limited bursaries to organisations with smaller budgets, so if you’re keen to apply but the fees are beyond your budget, please do get in touch and we will do whatever we can to help.

Who can apply?

Change Creation 2 is open to all arts and cultural organisations across the UK. Creating change is an act of leadership so applications are invited from senior leaders and members of leadership teams. We’re really keen to work with a diverse range of organisations – small to large, from all different art forms and organisations from the cultural sector… galleries, festivals, publishing, dance, libraries, museums, music, studios, theatres.

For the programme to create real value we recommend two leaders attend from each organisation.

We’re keen to offer limited bursaries to organisations with smaller budgets, so if you’re keen to apply but the fees are beyond your budget, please do get in touch and we will do whatever we can to help.

What are the fees for Change Creation 2?

We’re working with funders across the UK to be able to offer organisations with smaller budgets bursaries.

The cost is £2,500 + VAT per person, per year. We will invoice for this in 4 phases to spread the cost across three financial years.

Remember that we encourage organisations to engage their whole leadership team in the change creation programme. This means that additional members of your leadership team who are working on your change can access up to 18 workshops – so whilst we know that budgets are always squeezed, we hope that 18 intensive workshops, 6 residential change leadership workshops and mentoring, coaching, resources and support accessed by your whole team represents good value.

Can you offer financial support for organisations with smaller budgets?

Yes! We’d love to. We’re working hard to secure funding for bursaries. We’re also keen to talk to you about discounts for more than 2 people. And if you’ve got a space to host a workshop then we can also explore discounting your fees further. Please complete the application form and tell us what support you are looking for and we’ll do the rest. Application form for Change Creation 2

Is there a curriculum for Change Creation 2?

Not yet… once we’ve recruited the 30 organisations we’ll be working with, we will create a curriculum based on the needs of the individuals and their change plans. As a member of the Change Creation 2 cohort, you will be asked what support you need and from your input we’ll create a range of 1 day intensive workshops that might include marketing, audience development, income generation, leadership, coaching, diversity, project management, stakeholder engagement, alternative finance, social impact evaluation and measurement..

The collaborative workshops – these are there are 12 of these in 6×2 day blocks –  will focus on Change Management and Leadership.

The dates of all the workshops are in the attached

When are the workshops for Change Creation 2?

There are 6×2 day Collaborative Workshops and 18 Intensive 1 day workshops. The Collaborative Workshops will focus on Change Leadership. The Intensive Workshops will each focus on a different topic / area relevant to the changes that are being delivered by the cohort. So whilst the curriculum isn’t yet developed (we’ll do this in conjunction with the newly recruited cohort) we’ve set the dates for the next two years.

The dates of all the workshops are in the attached

What's the deadline for applying?

Please send us your application form no later than Monday 16 September.

If for any reason you are unable to send us your form by the deadline or we can help in anyway, please do get in touch.

Where can I find the application form?

It’s here…

Application form for Change Creation 2

Remember, we’re really happy to talk to you before you send in your application form so please get in touch if you’d like to talk to us. You might also find the attached document useful – it provides further information about the programme, workshops, fees and application process.

Please send us your application form no later than 16 September.

If for any reason you are unable to send us your form by the deadline or we can help in anyway, please do get in touch.

What's the application process?

It’s simple. Tell us a little bit about yourself and the changes you are seeking to make. Remember we’re really happy to talk to you before you complete your application so do get in touch if you’d like to talk to us.

Application form for Change Creation 2

Please send us your application form no later than 11 September. We’ll then get in touch before the 21 September to acknowledge your application. We’d hope to accept all organisations on to the programme, but we do have limited spaces so will work to ensure that there is a broad range of organisations from different art forms, size, scale and location.

If for any reason you are unable to send us your form by the deadline or we can help in anyway, please do get in touch.

How will you select the organisations on the programme?

We’re committed to working with ‘change hungry’ organisations that reflect the breadth and diversity of the UKs arts and cultural sector so we’re working hard to attract organisations of different scale, art form, location and we’re really interested to support a range of change plans…

Where we can we want to be able to accommodate all interested organisations.

How is the programme evaluated?

Change Creation is being independently evaluated by MB Associates, who will be collating the feedback and learning of the Change Creation Cohort and contributors, using a rich mix of data, observations, information, reflections and self-assessment.

Three programme reviews will be conducted by MB Associates throughout the programme as well as a mid-term and final evaluation report.

How can I connect with organisations on the programme?

There are lots of ways to find out more about the organisations on the Change Creation programme, their change plans and their leaders.

Have a look at ‘The Cohort’ section of the website where you will find an overview of the organisation, their change plans, and their leaders.

Sign up to our newsletter, and we’ll keep you up to date with blogs, vlogs, free resources and learning from everyone in the Change Creation cohort. You can also access free resources from the programme in the ‘Connect and Deliver’ section of the website.

Can I access the HUB?

The HUB is where the cohort will be discussing their change plans, learning and insights. It is a ‘closed’ site for the cohort, some of the resources, tools and insights will be available for free, for anyone, and you can access those from the ‘Connect and Deliver’ section of the website… Resources and tools will be updated monthly so please do keep connected.

What changes are the organisations on Change Creation 1 making?

Each organisation has identified the changes that they need to make to them more resilient. There are some really exciting and ambitious changes planned across the cohort, that will see organisations relocate, expand, develop new income streams, establish new structures and governance, reach new audiences and shift organisational culture.

If there is an organisation going through similar changes to you, make sure you keep an eye out for their learning events, which are open for anyone to attend. You will also be able to access the free resources, learning, toolkits and hear more about their experiences via our newsletter and the ‘Connect and Deliver’ section on the website.

Do you have an organisational development toolkit?

The resources and tools that we develop will be made available via the ‘Connect and Deliver’ section on the website. We don’t use off the shelf solutions, because we don’t believe there are ‘off the shelf’ organisations so everything we develop will be to support the change plans of the cohort. They will cover a range of topics and issues that will include Change Management, Engaging Stakeholders, Developing Strategy, Shifting Organisational Culture, Diversifying Income Streams, Alternative Finance, Leadership, Social Return on Investment, Advocacy and Influencing, Embracing Digital Technologies, Fundraising, Governance…. so we’re sure that you will find tools and resources that useful to you, your organisation and the changes you are planning. Why not take a look at our ‘Eight elements of change’ model and let us know if you’d like to find out more.

I’d like to talk to someone about my organisation’s change plans.

We’d love to talk to you. Change Creation is designed, developed and delivered by people make it work, one the most experienced organisational development consultancies in the UK, working in the cultural sector for more than 19 years. people make it work has supported some of the best cultural organisations in the UK, helping their leadership and teams to evolve and develop, to build strength, resilience and relevance in today’s challenging contexts.

Nearly 90% of our projects come from recommendations and referrals, but if you don’t already know us, then just drop us a line… we’re really looking forward to meeting you!

When does Change Creation 1 end?

We hope this is just the beginning. Change never ends. Change Creation 1 will have it’s last events in September 2019 when we’ll be asking everyone involved to celebrate and share the changes that have created and everything that has been learnt in the process.

Change Creation 2 starts this autumn and we’d love to hear from any arts or cultural organisations from across the UK who are interested in joining an incredible cohort of leaders to create and lead change in their organisation.

As you will have noticed, this website is dedicated to an Arts Council England funded two year project called ‘Change Creation’ for arts and cultural organisations, and delivered by people make it work. If you are looking for the limited company called ‘change creation’ run by Trevor Jarrett and Shaun Price and based in Billericay, then please redirect to www.changecreation.co.uk. We get the impression that Trevor and Shaun are nice fellas and have a good team around them, but this link shouldn’t be considered a recommendation, referral or promotion of their company, we’re just being good neighbours and helping you find who you are looking for. Thanks!