The Cultural Leadership Exchange Initiative (UK/Australia Season) 21 February

This event is part of the UK/Australia Season.

The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.

Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.


The Cultural Leadership Exchange Initiative reflects the shared aspirations of Goldsmiths and NIDA to build a longer-term partnership between our two institutions to share thinking and work together to support the development of visionary, dynamic and entrepreneurial creative leaders of the future.

The initiative will evidence a framework for international collaborations between academic institutions at the forefront of empowering cultural and enterprising leadership for the future.

The exchange will focus on:

Entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices and creative approaches to the development of new businesses and the infrastructure that supports them;
Innovation and the development of business/entrepreneurial skills and attributes to commercialise creative and cultural practices and/or knowledge; and
Building and supporting alumni networks and enterprise activities for the future.
The development, implementation and evaluation of the framework will be a fundamental within the partnership between Goldsmiths and NIDA.

There will be four events – 24 January, 21 February, 21 March and 18 April 2022

Webinar 2: Resilience and Environmental Practice

Monday 21st February 2022, 8-9.30am (UK) and 7-8.30pm (AEST) (90 minutes).

Resilience is the ability of a system to absorb disturbances and keep functioning. But systems – environmental, social and cultural – can only endure so much before they break down. How are we ensuring that arts and cultural entrepreneurial practices are focused on mitigating the impact of climate change and working towards an urgent transformation to more environmentally sustainable practices?

There will be presentations, followed by a speaker discussion and a Q&A.

Please register for the Webinar by emailing Nicola.Turner@gold.ac.uk and the link to the Zoom will be sent to you.

E-mail to register

About the organisations:


Goldsmiths, University of London: Goldsmith’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship delivers entrepreneurship, cultural management and policy education to the creative and cultural sectors, and supports research into new approaches to business, financial models and management in the creative economy.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art: NIDA’s Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) is a platform for inspiring innovative leadership in the arts and cultural sector – an academic course that builds on the connections and synergies across disciplines, and develops leadership values around inclusivity, collaboration, shared knowledges, and entrepreneurial and aspirational thinking.



Dr Pauline Muir
Pauline Muir is a lecturer in Arts Management at Goldsmiths College, University of London where she teaches modules in the Arts in London, Cultural Policy, Professional Practice and Hip Hop. She originally trained as a classical double bassist, and went on to complete a Masters in Arts Management at City University whilst working in the music education sector. Awarded a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London exploring congregational music in Black Majority Churches, her research interests and publications focus on the politics of race, identity, congregational music and multi modal analysis. She is a member of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Inclusion and Anti-Racism Working Group; a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) as well as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She is currently working as a co – editor on a book entitled Black British Gospel Music – From the Windrush Generation to Black Lives Matter which promises to be the first academic book on this subject.

Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams started as the Executive Director at Creative Diversity Network in November 2016, leading on organisational development and business planning.

Deborah brings over 30 years’ experience working above and below the line in television, film and theatre, as well as policy development across the wider creative and cultural industries. She is an adviser to the UN and UNICEF on the rights of disabled people to cultural activities. She previously designed the BFI diversity standards and Arts Council England’s equality analysis process; for public sector equality duty compliance.

As well as sitting on panels and steering groups for many organisations, Deborah is known in her own right as an artist provocateur having won awards and nominations nationally and internationally. Her work in theatre is acknowledged as a catalyst for challenge and change in perceptions of disability and difference. In 2019 she was awarded the LifeTime Achievement award from Inclusive Companies for her body of work in the area of diversity and culture. She is a Disabled Powerlister 2018 and 2019. Connect with Deborah on twitter @cdndebs

Jaynaya Winmar

A proud Noongar/Balladong woman from Quairading in the wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Jaynaya has a strong background in the Education and Employment sectors through partnerships across regional and remote areas within Western Australia and Victoria. Having previously worked within the recruitment industry specialising in disadvantaged cohorts across wider Australia under the employment services framework, Jaynaya has been able to assist in identifying the gaps in engagement deliveries and having the ability to effectively articulate throughout the partnerships on how to actively develop these.

With this extensive experience, Jaynaya has been consulting on Reconciliation Action Plan development and implementation across corporate national and international companies for sporting clubs and peak bodies within the sporting industry through all plan levels for Reflect through to Elevate status. As an extension on this, Jaynaya has consulted with the development of strategic Indigenous Procurement Policies and Indigenous Engagement Plans. Jaynaya has been utilising these skills and natural abilities to strengthen and share this knowledge of the business bonds between Indigenous Businesses and the wider business landscape. This has been key in being able to assist with the engagement of State and Federal government Social Procurement Frameworks and National Procurement Strategies and having the ability to translate the transferable skills of each stakeholder.

Recently Jaynaya has started her own business and is operating on the model of being able to network effectively with key stakeholders and connecting them with each other in a respectful and beneficial way for all parties. Jaynaya would describe herself as an expert net-worker who’s always looking to assist her large network with connecting to each other to strengthen the business connections for everyone.

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