Women Leaders SW

Women Leaders South West
Empowering Women of all Backgrounds to be Leaders in the Arts

Applications now open

We had to delay recruitment for this programme due to the impact of COVID-19, however, we are delighted that we are now able to reopen the application process.

We are now looking for 16 women associates. You may have creative ideas that you want to see happen for yourself or your community. We will invite you to take part in a leadership training programme and support you on a leadership journey.

You will be:

  • passionate about arts and culture
  • over 21 years old
  • interested in developing new skills
  • rooted in your local community
  • based in the South West region - BCP (Bournemouth Christchurch Poole), Plymouth, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire BANES & Bristol which means that you live and/or work here.

    You do not need a higher education qualification. You do need to have at least two years' work experience (however, this does not need to be in the arts).

    We are particularly interested in working with women from groups who are most under-represented at leadership level in the cultural sector including disabled women and women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

    The Programme 

    Full details of the programme and how to apply can be found in the Women Leaders South West Pack PDF 

    Before you apply, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions 

    Please note that you cannot save and return to your application on Google Forms, so we recommend drafting your answers offline first. You can find all application questions here

    The application deadline is 9am on Monday 16th November 2020.

    Find out more about the panel of advisors we are working with who will support the host organisations with recruitment - helping to design the process, supporting shortlisting, interviewing with us and giving feedback to applicants.

    ApplyComplete the application form  

    Nominate someone else: Complete the nomination form

    You must complete a very short and confidential monitoring form

    For video and audio applications, please complete your personal information on the forms above and paste a link to your video or audio file.

    BSL versions:
    BSL version of the Women Leaders South West Pack
    BSL version of Women Leaders South West FAQs

    Audio versions:
    Audio version of the Call Out Women Leaders South West Pack

    Large Print Version of Women Leaders South West Pack

    The Women Leaders South West project is run by a group of eight arts organisations and one business school.

    The project also involves the WOW Foundation, which is a global movement to celebrate women and girls and take a frank look at the obstacles they face. An Arts Council England Transforming Leadership grant is funding the project.