Sharing the controls: inclusive leadership, inclusive audiences


Moira Sinclair, CEO of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and contributor to a panel on inclusive leadership at our People Place Power conference, on how smarter ideas can emerge from people with lived experience

Moira Sinclair

"Just because you’re the demographic who gets the gig, does not mean you’ve got all the answers"


Asma Shah, founder of You Make It, writes about the difference between exclusive and inclusive leadership following her talk at our conference

Image courtesy of You Make It

"We are engaged on what might prove to be one of the most significant cultural journeys of our time"


Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England, writes about the significance of the Creative People and Places programme and why the Arts Council is committing a new round of investment.

WordPlay a mass participation dance project with Southpaw Dance Company in South Tyneside. The Cultural Spring

"I feel the only way I can express my feelings and experiences is through a dance theatre piece"


Sharlene Carter is a dance teacher, choreographer and producer living and working in Barking and Dagenham. After speaking at our People Place Power conference, she tells us about developing her first full-length dance piece addressing stigmatisation around disability. 

My piece - Sharlene Carter

How I came to embrace the pixel


Jason Wilsher-Mills on becoming a digital artist and helping to give people a voice

Conference workshop with Jason Wilsher-Mills

We're looking for an event manager

The brief

We want to commission an events manager/producer or organisation, to plan and deliver our events programme for 2018-2019, building on the success of our  recent People, Place, Power conference in Wolverhampton.

Who are we looking for?

You'll be a skilled and results-focused conference manager, or organisation, with a strong track record of organising high-level and logistically complex events.

Closing date for proposals: 5pm on Monday 30 July

"Change is not always a battle, it can be joyful, persuasive and silly"


Hounslow resident Niina Moliere-Palapa writes about her experience of coming to the People Place Power conference with CPP Hounslow

People from Creative People and Places Hounslow at the People Place Power conference

"If this project was a stick of rock, regardless of where you cut into it, you’d find co-production running through it"


Hannah Robertshaw, Programmes Director at Yorkshire Dance reflects on the themes of the People Place Power conference

Lucy Suggate’s Swarm Sculptures taken at Yorkshire Dance’s Juncture 2016

Our learning

"It’s not somebody coming in to tell us we’re so uneducated we need to draw pictures”

Mapping and analysis of engagement approaches across the Creative People and Places programme by Sarah Boiling and Clare Thurman


Audience engagement is at the heart of the CPP programme, and this research aims to:


  • map and analyse the range of different approaches to engage new audiences that are being used across the network
  • identify the success factors and challenges of these approaches
  • share the learning and insights gained by CPP Places to support audience engagement


A packed programme for People Place Power


Over 250 people are coming to People Place Power, our national conference in Wolverhampton this week.

People Place Power visual