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Do you aspire to make a difference to arts, culture and society? Are you passionate about building an innovative, connected and inclusive cultural sector?

The Clore Leadership Programme presents Emerging Futures 2018: Leadership, Culture & Big Ideas. This new event, in partnership with Manchester International Festival, Future Everything and The Space, brings together aspiring and emerging cultural leaders, change-makers and creative entrepreneurs with inspiring creative thinkers, makers and doers.

Featuring a dynamic programme of leadership insights and thought-provoking debate, with the space to network and exchange ideas, Emerging Futures 2018 tackles the key issues of our time – technology, cultural democracy, wellbeing and leadership.

Bring your questions, challenges and ideas and connect with creative allies from across the country. Emerging Futures is an opportunity to explore how we can develop our leadership ambitions and work together to define the future of cultural leadership – and our place within it.

We believe true innovation happens when diverse perspectives, disciplines and skills collide. Join us for a day of collaboration, empowerment and insights.

Javaad Alipoor

Viktoria Modesta


Hear from leaders in their field about how they combine innovation and technology with social impact. Confirmed speakers include Viktoria Modesta, Dr Maria Balshaw and Nikesh Shukla…

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Anisa Haghdadi

Dr Maria Balshaw CBE

Feimatta Conteh

Nikesh Shukla

Hilary S. Carty MBA CCMI

Diversity and equality are essential to a healthy cultural sector and unleashing the potential of talented leaders from any background. We aim to provide an inclusive working environment on all of our events and programmes. This is achieved by working with individual participants to make sure we can meet your access needs. Check out our dedicated page for useful information about the venue and the day.


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Getting there

People’s History Museum

New Ct St
M3 3ER