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25 January 2011

Clore Leadership Programme in Shenzhen, China

The British Council and Shenzhen University, in partnership with the UK’s Clore Leadership Programme, co-organised the Lecture and Workshop on UK Culture and Creative Industry during 13-14 January 2011 in Shenzhen, China.

Clore Leadership Programme Shenzhen, 2011
Clore Leadership Programme Shenzhen, 2011

This 2 day programme well shaped the picture of UK arts and culture industries through lecture, case studies and panel/group discussion with four prestigious speakers Sir John Tusa, Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme, Sue Holye, Director of the Clore Leadership Programme, John Newbigin, Chairman of Screen England and of Culture24, and Erica Whyman, Chief Executive Northern Stage Newcastle.

Day 1
1. Leadership in Cultural Industry
2. Cultural Policy

Day 2
1. Cultural Institution Management
2. Market-Oriented Management of Cultural Products

Over 40people from different part of Chinaparticipated in this programme, ranging fromarts and cultural organisation executives and professionals, government officials anduniversity teachers and scholars, all keen to hear practical case studies from the UK and discuss practical issues of cultural management, policy and leadership in China.

I find this workshop rather inspiring. We hope to have more training
Huang Haiyan, Deputy Director, Guangdong Folk Museum

"The programme was well organised, the speakers are very professional, I hope training can be longer and provide more opportunities for us to have in-depth conversation with the trainers. "
Dana Wang, Assistant Director of International Chinese (SZ) Cultural Industries Cooperation

"It was not only well organised but I was struck by the range and quality of the Chinese participants. There was real engagement and very serious feedback from the break out sessions. It was a very satisfying event to take part in."
Sir John Tusa, Chairman, Clore Leadership Programme

You can also watch the interview with Sir John Tusa on the link below.