A series of events are to be held to find new leaders in the culture sector across the Tees Valley.

Clore Leadership, the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority say the programme wants to reach as many creative and cultural professionals in the Tees Valley region as possible, from aspiring leaders, artists and freelancers to established leaders working in cultural organisations.

Programme highlights open for booking this Spring/Summer include the Tees Valley Leadership Programme Annual Gathering, 6 March 2024, 11-5pm, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre.

The gathering will bring people together to spark thinking and conversation on a range of topics including; creative and community enterprise; collaboration with people and organisations to support sustainable change and growth; community building and networks.

The day will include practical workshop sessions where leaders are supported to tackle live leadership challenges, reflect on their skills and strengths and consider how these can be taken wider for impact.

​Elsewhere, practical leadership skills days will be led by a range of Clore Leadership contributors who all have their own experience and expertise to share.

  • Finance for Leaders, 8 May. Tom Wilcox, Senior Partner and Founder, Counterculture, MIMA, Middlesbrough
  • Strategic Planning, 17 May. Anna Dinnen, Arts Consultant, The BIS, Hartlepool
  • Governance, the Basics, 11 July. Keith Arrowsmith, Senior Partner, Counterculture, The Redcar Palace (Tees Valley Arts).

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen says, “We are passionate about supporting the creative industries across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool to provide opportunities for well-paid, skilled jobs where local people can develop their career without having to leave the area.

“However this can only be achieved with the right leadership, so projects such as this are essential in our ambition to ensure our high quality local organisations have the best support available to grow their talent.”

Hilary Carty, Director Clore Leadership said: “We’ve been working closely with Tees Valley Combined Authority, local councils and creative leaders since 2022 to build a bespoke programme for the area. We learnt a lot and are regularly adjusting our programme so that it truly responds to the real needs and aspirations of leaders in the Tees Valley.”

You can book your place and find out more about the wider programme in the Tees Valley region HERE.