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Transforming Leadership Placements, Women Leaders South West (previously SWarm)


Women associates with a unique perspective on arts leadership are being offered the opportunity to benefit from training placements and support from an exciting new project. Applications are now open for 16 places on the new Women Leaders South West project led by The Point, Eastleigh in collaboration with seven South West based cultural organisations and the University of Southampton. 

Do you or someone you know have creative ideas that you want to see happen for yourself or your community? Are you passionate about arts and culture? Aged over 21 and based in the South West region with strong roots in your community?

The support programme will be bespoke for each participant and can include: a training bursary of £12,000 to cover ten months of training; a work-based placement with one of the arts organisations; mentoring; additional support to meet your individual needs across the whole programme, for example childcare; BSL interpretation; and travel costs.

In addition, successful applicants will be offered online and face-to-face training and career development opportunities with Southampton Business School and connection with women from across the world through the WOW Foundation (Women of the World) and director / producer Jude Kelly, who started the organisation.

Led by The Point, Eastleigh, the project’s partners are particularly interested in working with women from groups who are most underrepresented at leadership level in the cultural sector including disabled women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Apply now or nominate someone with their permission at

The Women Leaders South West project partners are: The Point, Eastleigh; Diverse City, Dorset; Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth; Strike a Light, Gloucestershire; Activate Performing Arts, Dorset; Kaleider, Devon; The Arts Development Company, Dorset; Art Asia Trust, Hampshire and Southampton Business School at The University of Southampton.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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