Where are they now?
Kenn Taylor is Creative Director of Artlink in Hull and Professional Fellow 2017. Kenn has over 10 years’ experience in managing arts and heritage participation programmes. This informs his writing on culture, community and the urban environment, which has appeared in outlets including The Guardian. Artlink Hull supports the creation and exploration of art with, in, and about disadvantaged communities. Over this year’s training, Kenn has been discussing the changing role and the importance placed on leadership in the arts:
This is something I considered when researching whilst on the Arts Fundraising and Leadership programme. Good leadership is important and can help organisations through changes and challenges, but it isn’t a panacea. In a sector struggling to simultaneously deal with big funding cuts, education system changes, huge regional disparities, increasing societal deprivation, major cultural shifts and growing political turmoil, leadership alone will not solve all problems we face.
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