Theatre by the Lake, Brathay Trust and University of Cumbria collaborate
CCP is for aspiring leaders in the arts, culture and heritage sector in Cumbria and North Lancashire, and aims to increase the diversity of arts leadership in the area, and prevent talent draining from rural to metropolitan centres. There are currently 19 participants working on the two-year programme which blends academic modules, personal development through residential experiences, workplace learning in host organisations and mentoring opportunities. On completing the course participants will achieve a DipHE in Social Enterprise Leadership.
The participants embarked on the programme in January 2020. Despite the challenges created by the current pandemic, the course is still on track, and they continue to study for their academic modules remotely, supported by Brathay and university staff, using the resources available through University of Cumbria’s library. They are conversing regularly with the mentors matched with them by Theatre by the Lake and are continuing to engage with each other collaboratively.