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The Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP) was a Government-funded investment in excellence in leadership across the creative and cultural sectors.

It supported an ambitious range of activities, opportunities and resources to nurture and develop emerging to established world class, dynamic and diverse leaders for the 21st Century.

This key support from the Government acknowledged the particular value of the cultural and creative sectors within the UK economy. It was targeted to strengthen the impact of these sectors through investing in its leadership for the future.

Three sector lead organisations, Arts Council England, Creative & Cultural Skills and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council formed the Cultural Leadership Delivery Partnership, a unique cross-sector collaboration to support the Programme. The partnership drew on existing resources, shared expertise, and ensured that the programme provided value for money and maximum impact.

Leadership Works, an evaluation of the Programme comprising of a suite of essays, videos and case studies is available here.