Boosting Resilience programme

Boosting Resilience

Boosting Resilience is an intense and boundary-pushing two-year programme building personal and institutional resilience for senior, executive and board level staff from England-based arts and cultural organisations.

The programme offers online resources, an open learning programme with regular events, and also supports 26 creative leaders with intensive residencies, mentoring, and peer-to-peer support.

Who is it for?

The programme is for curious and creative arts leaders, sector specialists, executive and board level staff from arts and cultural organisations, and boundary breaking creative entrepreneurs working in industries experiencing unprecedented levels of uncertainty and change.

Upcoming events

Our open learning programme is offering a variety of workshops and sessions on topics such as

  • Resilient Leadership
  • Personal Resilience
  • Reflective Journaling for Leadership
  • Boosting Your Assets: the Pros and Cons of developing new ideas

Sign up for the next open learning events


Our final showcase event Beyond Resilience: Co-designing our creative futures will focus on developing effective strategies for better understanding and maximising the potential of arts and cultural sector creative assets and intellectual property. The forum will be a highly participative day of creative workshops, panel discussions and peer-to-peer sessions. Sign up now for the conference on 14th March 2019.

Thought Leadership

Boosting Resilience is working in partnership with ArtsProfessional to present a series of articles and case studies exploring different approaches to resilience and sustainability. Feature topics include the theory of change, supporting leaders through reflective journaling, generating revenue from Intellectual Property (IP) and taking advantage of your assets.

Read our latest resilience thought leadership articles

Staff and Funding

Principal investigator: Dr Sara Jones
Research Staff: Dr Amanda Brown
Funding: £462,092 from Arts Council England

The Consortium is formed of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) and The Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University (CfE/Manchester Metropolitan University).

Arts Council England
Cass Business School
The Culture Capital exchange
Manchester Metropolitan University

Boosting Resilience is one of four strands of the Building Resilience Programme funded by Arts Council England designed to provide different kinds of support to enable greater resilience in the arts and cultural sector.

Quotes from participants:

Kevin Rivett, Director, Calderdale Music Trust noted: “I feel challenged, Illuminated and inspired to seek new direction both inward and outward”.

Aki Schilz, Director, The Literary Consultancy stated: “This programme allows me to begin to think about ways we might articulate our creative assets, protecting our artistic integrity but introducing a more business-led approach that shows we are able to deliver strong leadership; both on a personal level from me to my team at TLC, and also outward from our reputation within the literature sector”.