Our programmes and courses

As part of our Arts and Cultural Sector Professional Development strategy (link to the strategy page) we run programmes, courses and networks to develop the leadership potential of West Midlands based learning and engagement professionals in the arts and cultural sector, raising the ambition, quality and impact of their work and ensuring its future sustainability.

Costs and eligibility

Our *programmes, courses and networks are free to all arts and cultural professionals living and working in the West Midlands, whether you work for a cultural organisation or are an individual running a small business.

*Please note we do not run all of our programmes and courses each year.


Some of our programmes and courses may include additional criteria or involve an application process; this is designed to make sure the course offered meets your needs.

Bursary support

To reduce the barriers to participating we offer a limited number of bursaries to support individual artists and cultural professionals either in attending our programmes or in developing programmes of activity. Please see individual programmes for further information.

Outside of the West Midlands?

If you work outside of the West Midlands area and are interested in attending or being part of one of our programmes, courses or networks please get in contact. Do be aware that we will charge you a course fee.

Find out more about our courses, programmes and networks

  • How to integrate a Culture of Evaluation into your Creative Practice Programme, to support you in measuring and demonstrating the impact of your work.
  • Planning for Work with Formal Education, for those who want to channel their strategy and resources most effectively to build partnerships with schools.
  • Leadership Development Programme designed to support current and aspiring leaders in learning and engagement.
  • Arts Award and Artsmark support to help you deliver and develop your offer for children and young people.
  • Film and Digital Programme including events, training, bursaries, Networks and CPD to support the arts and culture sector in finding and developing opportunities for young people in film and digital as well as a direct offer to young people.

Get in touch

Please contact Susan Goodwin Associate Director, Cultural Sector Partnerships, if you are interested in applying or need further information or details about the courses.