New Fundamentals: Leadership for Creative Ecology Program (Banff Centre)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 to Thursday, November 10, 2016

The creative sector is going through a period of profound transformation. However, models and approaches to leadership are often slow to respond. New Fundamentals is a program for leaders committed to creating the future of their sector by drawing on the strengths and unique qualities of creative work. Leaders will work with emerging leadership models to develop and shape how creative work will happen in the face of some of the sector’s future challenges which include increased connections to other sectors, a shift to digital creation and consumption, greater diversity in audiences and creators, and a lack of a clear path forward.

The program consists of:

Residency #1: March 8 - 12, 2016 (hosted in Banff);

Residency #2: November 6 - 10, 2016 (hosted in Banff);

Online engagement over nine months (in your own work environment).

Through the program, leaders will advance personal, institutional, and community objectives using models that are aligned with the unique qualities and characteristics of the creative sector. Based on over a year of engagement with leaders across Canada and almost 80 years of developing creative professionals at The Banff Centre, New Fundamentals is a commitment to building the collective capacity of a critical sector.

New Fundamentals will prepare creative and cultural leaders to build new institutions and renew existing institutions. Renewal will support more and better creative jobs, higher quality and more representative product, and a sector that contributes to societal issues that affect everyone As a global leader in developing interdisciplinary creative professionals, The Banff Centre is an ideal home to build the capacities necessary for mid-career leaders in the creative and cultural sector to compete and succeed.


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