Imposed leadership in UK funded theatre and the implications for risk; delivered at Annual Conference in Hamburg of Fachverband Kulturmanagement for German, Austria & Switzerland

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


This paper responds to central themes within the conference, arguing that cultural leadership is determined not only by perceived leadership qualities and the opinions of followers but by the direct attribution of this role by cultural policymakers to the heads of the largest and best-funded cultural institutions. Through this assignment, policymakers hinder their own parallel priorities for risk-taking and innovation in artistic practice and management.
Period19 Jan 2018
Event titleAnnual Conference of the Association for Arts Management (Fachverband Kulturmanagement for Germany, Austria & Switzerland)): Cultural Leadership & Innovation: Utopias, Strategies & Challenges of Arts Management
Event typeConference
Conference number11
LocationHamburg, Germany, Hamburg
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • cultural leadership
  • arts management
  • innovation