For a lot of creatives, work isn’t just about making a living. It can also be a way for us to lift up and empower our communities. Leadership is right at the heart of this, and learning how to lead as a creative can make your practice even more meaningful.
Leadership isn’t always something we learn as creatives though. Sometimes it feels like we’re working on projects without much connection to a wider community around us. The pressure of ‘the grind’ means we can’t always just make work that speaks to the issues we care about, when we’ve got bills to pay as well.
In this session, Will Taylor will help you explore how to bring leadership and community into your work. You’ll be encouraged to think about what leadership, authenticity, community and empowerment mean to you and have a chance to grow your own creative community by meeting some of your peers. Will’s work is focussed on making the creative world more accessible and representative, so you’ll be in expert hands throughout.
In this session Will is going to:
- Help you find your own definitions of leadership, authenticity, community and empowerment
- Explore how those definitions can be put into practice in your work
- Give you the chance to make new connections
More about Will Taylor
Will Taylor is a Creative Producer/Researcher and platforming underrepresented narratives is a focal part of his work. Currently co-leading Rising Arts Agency Transforming Leadership Funded Programme “BE IT” alongside Roseanna Dias, Will’s focus has moved to critically disrupting ideas of leadership within society. With experience in managing projects centred around accessibility, equity and equality, Will’s creative work speaks to representation and community.
More about Rife’s The Link
Rife’s The Link events are a series of online gatherings and workshops for 18 – 30-year-old creatives in the West of England wanting to further their professional practice and connect with their peers. They’ve been curated to give participants the opportunity to develop key skills that will support their work and will be run by experienced facilitators. The Link events have been made possible by Arts Council England, DCMS’ Cultural Recovery Fund and Bristol Festival of Ideas.
These events are delivered in collaboration with Bristol Ideas. They are part of the A Poetic City season of events commemorating 250 years since the death of Bristol-born poet Thomas Chatterton. A Poetic City is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund using money raised by National Lottery players.