Common Purpose: Leadership Development for the Creative Industries

Closing date: Fri 3 Feb 2023: 5pm

Common Purpose are delighted to announce that Creative Scotland is again supporting five fully funded places on Common Purpose’s Spring 2023 programmes for Senior and High Potential Leaders who are working independently or within an organisation, to develop their career as cultural leader in Scotland. The applicant can be an artist or be working in any part of the cultural sector but must be living and working in Scotland and within a cultural discipline supported by Creative Scotland.

Over the past two years cultural leaders from a diverse range of organisations have benefitted from the bursary scheme including: BUZZCUT, Traverse Theatre, Sculpture Placement Group, Radge Media, Framework Theatre and Tortoise in a Nutshell.

The Common Purpose Leadership Programme
Common Purpose have two leadership programmes – one for Senior leaders and one for High Potential leaders. Both programmes are successful in helping to develop leaders at a local level and create connections across the UK. This year they are excited that both programmes will contain in-person sessions.

Both programmes will help participants become better leaders, and include the following:
– real-time engagement with experienced facilitators
– inspirational contributors and a diverse cross-sector peer group
– locally-focused sessions, rooted in a city or region, with local peers
– translate – our post-programme events to help embed and reflect on learning

Each programme is open for applications now and more details are below:
Senior Leaders (three places available)
o starts 5 March 2023
o focus on the themes of personal agility, leading people and transforming systems
o Click here for Senior Leaders Programme

Emerging Leaders (two places available)
o starts 10 May 2023
o focus on the themes of personal agility and leading teams
o Click here for Emerging Leaders Programme

Please find the application forms here:
Information session: Wed 25 January 2023, 1pm-2pm
Please register your interest with John Heraghty at the email address below.

For further information, please contact, call 07889 650 277 or visit

Closing date: Fri 3 Feb 2023: 5pm