Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal is an intense, boundary-pushing and catalytic two year Executive Learning programme that aims to enable senior, executive and board level staff from England-based arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs, ACE accredited museums and local authority library services (that are directly delivered or fully commissioned to a 3rd party) to develop new approaches to building resilience through learning how to make the most of Creative Assets and Intellectual Property.

Entry onto the two year Executive Learning programme will be by application and will support a minimum of 25 executive and board level participants from a diverse range of organisations from across the country.

There will be opportunities for the wider sector to engage with the programme through online resources including: evaluation materials, case studies, films, blogs and other learning materials.

Ideas Pools

The programme launched with a series of three Ideas Pools that took place in Bristol, London and Manchester in May 2017.  These Ideas Pools were developed to: give an overview of the programme, the methods it will use and to describe how to apply to participate in the full programme.

For those who are interested in applying to the programme but were unable to attend, please have a look at the short films and read the information in Apply Now.

Apply Now

Entry onto the Boosting Resilience programme is by application with a deadline of Monday 3rd July.  Please see the apply now page where you will find the application, guidelines and faqs.


Application Deadline: 
Midday 3rd July 2017

Boosting Resilience Programme

The Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal programme is being designed to encourage participants to Make the most of your Creative Assets and Intellectual Property. It is being conceived and delivered by:   

Experts from these organisations will work with the programme participants to co-design a programme which is uniquely relevant to their own organisations, and across the Arts Council England Portfolio.  This is an exciting opportunity for creative and curious arts leaders to work with world leading researchers to create a challenging but practical and user centred programme. The aim is that the programme will also become an important asset more widely across the sector.

Please note that the 2 year programme will be free to participants, but you will be asked to cover your own travel costs and accommodation for three two day residencies which will be held throughout the programme.  A small number of bursaries will be available for these costs, as will assistance for additional costs such as carers or child care.