21st March - 19th April 2022

The Cultural Leadership Exchange Initiative (UK/Australia Season) 21 Mar – 19 April

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 #3 – Entrepreneurialism and Cross-Sector Modelling 

Monday 21st March 8-9.30am (UK) 7-8.30pm (AEST) (90 minutes) on Zoom

The experience of pandemic has shown in sharp detail the need and the challenge to think differently, to imagine, innovate and make change together, across sectors. How can the cultural and creative industries develop cross-sector models, frameworks, and principles and collaborate /work with each other? What are the alternate approaches and how can we share, learn, act and impact together? How might that be led?

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

Please email Nicola.Turner@gold.ac.uk to register and be sent the Zoom link.

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