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Change Creation – Aligning the Stars with Unlikely Alliances

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So what is Change Creation?

Change Creation connects and supports cultural leaders, to create change across the cultural sector. Over two years, ‘People make it work’ are leading a network of 56 Leaders from 28 Organisations through tools, resources, insights and models from some of the best experts working across international business today.

Why are Diverse City involved?

In April 2018, after eleven years of project funding, Diverse City joined the National Portfolio of Organisations (NPO) funded by Arts Council England.

It has been a time of enormous change and challenge.

Our turnover will triple, the scale and depth of our impact will increase and the level of responsibility for accelerating change in our sector will grow. As a small company, we need support to make the most of our relationships with key players in the arts and to become more resilient.

We have therefore been working with Change Creation to develop our strategy ‘Unlikely Alliances’ to put diversity into action.

What have we done as part of Change Creation?

Executive Director Becky Chapman talks about Diverse City’s experience so far…

“We are working to turn the tables in the performing arts and Change Creation has come at a brilliant time for us. Becoming an NPO has meant we can grow the ways we make change happen. But we need to bring our purpose, people, partners and projects together so that we have more impact. We want everyone to work towards the same goals and work collaboratively to make the most of our resources.

Change Creation has helped us to:

  • Look at the way we express what we do at Diverse City
  • Think about the different people we need to bring with us on our journey
  • Learn new ways of working with partners and peers
  • Practice using practical tools that help to accelerate change
  • Build relationships with an amazing cohort of people across all cultural sectors
  • Learn from the cohort and experts in many different fields – theory of change, micro finance, fundraising, digital to name but a few.

We have really loved working in fabulous spaces up and down the country, including Sheffield TheatresTurner ContemporaryExeter Libraries. It has been a voyage of discovery on all fronts!

Want to find out more about Change Creation?

If you would like free resources, an invitation to free learning events and to connect with the programme visit the Change Creation website.

Change Creation logo: Text and Large 'C' shape filled with image of a leaf growing, illuminated by the sun.



Photography Credit: Jez Smith (Web / Facebook / Instagram)

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