Have you ever wondered how to make that step up to become the leader of an arts organisation? At our next dinner party in Birmingham Peter Bellingham will share his insights on the topic of leadership; after a career specialising in arts marketing with occasional excursions into operational management and programming, Peter became Director of Marketing at Welsh National Opera in 1994 and eight years later was appointed Executive Director of the organisation.
Join the discussion on how marketing specialists like you can become directors of organisations – explore the value you could bring to a leadership role and how the sector can support your development.
Peter says, “Few people who work in arts marketing (or other arts departments) set out to become managers or leaders. The typical career path is to develop within the specialist function and rise through the ranks within that discipline. In this dinner party we’ll be looking at what steps senior marketers can take to prepare themselves for a move from their specialist marketing role to a generalist executive leadership position.”
Our previous dinner parties in Manchester and Edinburgh sparked serious discussion and debate amongst those who attended. The dinner party format provides a relaxed environment for senior marketers to network with fellow arts professionals, share and explore ideas, and time to explore current topics in the sector – whilst enjoying a delicious meal!
Join the conversation at the Drop Forge on Thursday 9 June.
“These conversations are pivotal to the vitality of the sector and in driving future initiatives. Sharing ideas is key – the opportunity to network with members has been invaluable to my work.”
Jane Donald, Director of External Relations, Royal Scottish National Orchestra