We have been monitoring the situation regarding Covid19 and its potential impact on the Women Leaders South West programme. We want this programme to have maximum impact and to be ambitious and have therefore decided to postpone recruitment until the end of 2020. We hope this will give people time to focus on getting through this current crisis and enable them to come to the programme fresh in early 2021 with energy and ideas, in what may well be a changed cultural landscape. It goes without saying that we are all hugely disappointed not to keep the momentum going – but we will return!

What next?

We will release a new Call Out with a revised timeline towards the end of 2020. There will also be a series of Open Days and Information Sessions where we can meet each other and offer support with your application.

In the meantime, if you have any queries at all you can contact kateward@mail.com.

Updates will be posted on each partners website, as well as the Women Leaders South West Facebook page.

What if I have already applied?

Some people have already applied – thank you!! You can either:

1) request that we keep your application on file, and we will stay in touch with you about the new timeline.

2) withdraw your application and re-apply once the project resumes.

Please contact kateward@mail.com with your preference or with any queries.

What if I have online information sessions booked with the partner organisations?

These online or telephone sessions planned for 31st March and 7th April will still go ahead. They will still be useful as the programme content is very unlikely to change. It is also important that we meet you and hear your thoughts to help us plan and develop the programme.

Thanks for your interest in the programme and we look forward to meeting you later in the year.

More about the programme…….

Empowering women from all backgrounds to be leaders in the arts. 

Are you interested in the arts? Do you enjoy problem solving or making things happen?

Women Leaders South West is a project run by Pavilion Dance South West, 7 other arts organisations and Southampton Business School. We are also working with the WOW foundation

Women are under-represented at a leadership level across all art forms in theatres, festivals, galleries, and museums. Racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, economic constraints and caring responsibilities also create barriers to career development. We want to understand these barriers and develop tools to tackle them.

We’re inviting women to take part in a 10 month leadership programme that includes work placements, mentoring and training with Southampton Business School.

Click here to find out how to start your leadership journey with us.

To answer any questions about your application and get some advice on our partner organisations, we have representatives with different leadership experiences from PDSW.

Zannah – CEO and Artistic Director, who is passionate about supporting women with  their careers in the arts.

Caroline – Marketing Officer and mentor – who can help you to establish your key strengths to identify in your application. 

We’re here to support you during this application process, so complete the form below with any questions or to book a phone or video chat with us.

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