Meet the seven remarkable cultural leaders representing the UK in this year’s Cultural Leadership International (CLI) programme.
From over 180 applications, the UK’s CLI 2011 judging panel interviewed a short-list of 10 last week. The panel was composed by Penny King (Senior Officer, Music and Dance at Arts Council England), Beatrice Pembroke (Director, Creative and Cultural Economy, British Council), Pablo Rossello (CLI Project Manager, British Council) and Shelagh Wright (Associate, Demos).
Each applicant provided a fascinating insight into the role they play in nurturing new ideas, connections and talent in their creative fields and the impact this has on wider communities and on the overall cultural sector. Their presentations gave the judges an inspiring view of the potential of the cultural sector across the UK today.
Choosing just six candidates to take up the challenge of CLI 2011 was extremely difficult - and in the end, we decided we just had to take an extra one! We're pleased to announce the following UK participants in this year’s programme:
Haidee Bell, Innovation Programmes Manager, Creative Economy, NESTA
Andy Brydon, Festival Producer, FutureEverything
Daniel Gorman, Director, Firefly International
Rohan Gunatillake, Lead Producer, Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab
Karena Johnson, CEO/Artistic Director, The Broadway
Laura McDermott, Joint Artistic Director, Fierce Festival
Elhum Shakerifar, Director/Producer, Postcode Films and Tourist with a Typewriter
They will meet their international peers for the first time in Istanbul in late October 2011 at a special workshop that will examine cultural leadership and its relationship to cultural policy, social justice and new technology.
More information about the other international participants and the workshop coming soon!