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The Extend Leadership Programme

2016-17 Cohort

Led by Engage (National Association for Gallery Education), the Extend Leadership Programme is open to applicants working in learning and education roles in the arts, museums and libraries who meet the eligibility criteria.

Now in its sixth year, Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of learning and education staff in leadership within the arts and cultural sectors. The pilot programme was funded by the Cultural Leadership Programme and Creative Scotland; subsequent programmes have been funded by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Wales.

The 2016-17 Extend Programme will support up 19 colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors. Places have been allocated as follows, according to the funding arrangements with Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Wales: 
- 14 places have been allocated to candidates working in England; 5 of these to colleagues working in the museums sector 
- 1 place has been allocated to a candidate working in Wales 
- 4 places have been allocated to candidates working in the creative arts in Scotland 

The 2016-17 Programme will shortly get underway with the first of a series of Residentials. Click here to learn about this year's cohort.


Images: Extend Residential, 2015-16

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