Bursary places for leaders from the Creative Industries on The Common Purpose Programme

16 December 2021


Creative Scotland is again supporting 5 fully funded places on Common Purpose’s Spring 2022 programmes for Senior and Emerging Leaders living and working in Scotland within a cultural discipline supported by Creative Scotland.

Common Purpose have two online programmes – one for Senior leaders and one for Emerging leaders. Both programmes are successful in helping to develop leaders at a local level and create connections across the UK and globally.

Both programmes will help participants become better leaders, and include the following:
– real-time engagement with experienced facilitators,
– inspirational contributors and a diverse cross-sector peer group
– global leadership modules with an international cohort
– locally-focused sessions, rooted in a city or region, with local peers
– translate – our post-programme events to help embed and reflect on learning

Each programme is open for applications now and more details are below:

Senior leaders (3 places available)
o starts 9th March 2022
o 12 weeks of interactive learning
o focus on the themes of personal agility, leading people and transforming systems
o Click here for Senior Leaders Programme

Emerging leaders (2 places available)
o starts 11th May 2022
o 8 weeks of interactive learning
o focus on the themes of personal agility and leading teams
o Click here for Emerging Leaders Programme

The course came at a great time for me and my organisation, Sculpture Placement Group, as we are growing rapidly and are about to hire several new roles that I will be responsible for. I feel much more equipped having benefitted from the Common Purpose Leadership programme.
Kate V Robertson, Sculpture Placement Group

Please find the application forms here:

Information session: Tuesday 11th Jan 2022: 14:00–16:00
Please register your interest with John Heraghty at the email address below.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact John.Heraghty@commonpurpose.org.uk (John.Heraghty@commonpurpose.org.uk),

The deadline is Friday 21 January 2022 at 17:00.


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Scottish Music Industry Association

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The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.