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Apply to take part in the Leaders Unlimited Course

DG Unlimited are now accepting applications for fully funded places on Leaders Unlimited 2020

Deadline: 14/02/2020

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This opportunity is offered through DG Unlimited. To find out more and apply, please contact them directly. 

Are you involved in the arts and/or arts development? Do you want to help lead Dumfries & Galloway’s creative sector into a bright and sustainable future? 

DG Unlimited are now accepting applications from creatives interested in applying for a fully funded place on Leaders Unlimited 2020, a unique training course based around personal and creative development, leadership skills and mentoring. The course will run over 6 months, with a commitment from participants to attend one full-day session per month as well as completing agreed self-generated assignments in between sessions.
The programme consists of:

  • Working 1-2-1 with a mentor
  • 6 x Workshops combined with
  • 6 x ‘Go-to-see’ visits
  • 1 Residential workshop
  • Self-led learning
  • Group work
  • Creative mini projects
  • Peer education
  • Partner networking
  • Information sharing

By the end of ‘Leaders Unlimited 2020’ you will have developed a range of creative leadership skills including; leading with confidence and inspiring others, how to engage and empower teams, project planning, developing funding bids, building teams of volunteers, and more. You’ll be part of a growing, vibrant network of creative leaders who connect, share their experiences, discover new approaches and champion the region’s diverse creative sector.

DGU are looking for 10 creatives living and working in Dumfries and Galloway. This includes:

  • 3 places for 18 – 25 years: Emerging artists, creative practitioners, arts administrators or project officers with at least 1-year volunteering or working experience in a creative practice or an arts or creative organisation in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • 7 places for 26 + years: Established artists, creative practitioners, arts administrators or project managers with at least 3yrs experience working as a professional artist or within an arts or creative organisation, and who can demonstrate a track record of commitment to the arts in Dumfries and Galloway.

Places are fully funded through DGU’s Creatives Unlimited Project, with support from Creative Scotland, the Holywood Trust and Dumfries & Galloway Council.

For more information and to apply, visit the DGU website.