Diversity Accelerator Leadership Programme

Diversity Accelerator Leadership Programme

Mayor of London's strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion

Movements change the world. Throughout history, loosely organised networks of individuals and organisations have sought changes to societies – and won. From the abolitionist struggle and campaigns for voting rights to #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, the impact of movements can be seen everywhere.’  Runnymede Trust

The pilot of a Diversity Accelerator Leadership Programme in the Museums and Galleries sector in London.  Senior Managers from major Museums (Tate, V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Design Museum .Museum of London)  joined the action research programme to challenge themselves to learn new approaches to making their organisations more diverse and inclusive.   

With Dr Samina Zahir and David Bryan CBE.

Hands on Islamic Arts

Hands on Islamic Arts

The Barakat Trust

Hands on Islamic Arts is a three year National Lottery Heritage Fund project to enable Museums & Heritage venues to make the most of their Islamic art collections.  The initiative will enable curators and educators to see their collections from a different perspective and develop projects enabling audiences to discover Islamic art held in British collections.  Community engagement will bring contemporary interpretation and understanding of Islamic art and engage British Muslims and British Asians in sharing how objects reflect their culture.   With Dr Samina Zahir.

Serpentine Galleries:  Audience Development Initiative

Serpentine Galleries: Audience Development Initiative

‘The arts inspire people, make communities more creative and strengthen economies.’

Serpentine Galleries believe there is significant potential to increase audience numbers, grow the diversify of their audiences and increase visitor engagement and retention.    Specific target audiences are non-vocational visitors, ethnically diverse populations, younger people and families with children. 

Working with Mel Larsen, we are developing an Audience Planning and Development framework, involving the full Serpentine team  to review vision, purpose, organisational direction  and routes to achieve ambitions for audiences and programming.

Making Space for Culture

Making Space for Culture

Purfleet-on-Thames cultural mapping

Making Space for Culture in Purfleet-on-Thames involves scoping local demography, economy, culture and community and cultural partnerships.  As Purfleet-on-Thames delivers its central regeneration programme there is understanding it is essential to have policies that nurture the creative industries.   To grow the creative economy policy makers and planners need to understand the needs of the creative industries in their area; this mapping will deliver this understanding.

With Sarah Bedell, AAP Limited.

Chelsea Physic Garden Glasshouses Restoration

Chelsea Physic Garden Glasshouses Restoration

‘The Chelsea Physic Garden is no secret, but it remains a restorative little oasis, with its own microclimate and wonderfully storied history.’

A National Lottery Heritage Fund award will help preserve London’s botanical heritage for future discovery.

Pam Jarvis (sam-culture) and Anna Cullum, will demonstrate the impacts of this investment through five research questions: Protection, Inspiration, Opportunity, Relevance and Resilience.

Runnymede Explored:  The Home of the Magna Carta

Runnymede Explored: The Home of the Magna Carta

NT Runnymede is part of the National Trust’s Peoples’ Landscape programme.

A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant has enabled major capital works including improved accessibility and interpretation across the site, new walking trails and visitor hubs and a programme of events and activities.

Our evaluation measured the difference the project has made to people, heritage and communities with reference to the historical importance of Runnymede and visitor responses to improvements at the site.  The welcome for first time visitors and the volunteer experience both form a key focus for this work.    With Anna Cullum