Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal is an intense, boundary-pushing and catalytic two year Executive Learning programme running from 2017 to 2019.

It aims to enable senior staff from England-based arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs, museums and library services to develop new approaches to making the most of Creative Assets and Intellectual Property.

Boosting Resilience Programme

The programme is supporting 26 participants from a diverse range of organisations from across the country and includes: intensive residencies, online learning platform, mentoring and peer-to-peer support.

Members of staff from arts organisations, museums, libraries and music education hubs are also encouraged to engage with the programme through our online resources. These will be developing over the life of the project and will include: reports, papers, evaluation materials, case studies, films, blogs and other learning materials.

Residential One

The first of the programme's three residentials took place in Birmingham in early September 2017.

Read more about how the first residential established the foundational knowledge and learning approaches for the rest of the programme.

Residential One - Participants

"How can we take innovations from the commercial creative industries, from the digital sector, and apply them in the arts, cultural and heritage  sectors…" - Patrick Towell

View Patrick Towell's full keynote on our videos page

We're reading now...

Links to these and other key texts can be found on our publications page.


Experts from these and other organisations are working with programme participants to co-design a programme that is uniquely relevant to their organisations creating, in the process, a challenging, practical and user centred programme.