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Free virtual action learning programme NOW OPEN FOR applications in Chelmsford

With people across the creative sector struggling to make sense of how we’ll live and make a living while Covid-19 continues to make its impact felt on our daily lives,  the need for peer support has arguably never been greater. That’s why I’m really excited to be launching a new virtual action learning programme for […]Read More

Quotas, safe spaces, and image obsession – Report from the Leeds Open Space

There was a great turn out at Sheaf Street on Monday 26 March for good food and an evening of conversation and debate about how we can begin to tackle inequality in the music industry.  In fact so good was the Leeds open space that I was struck dumb (literally, with the flu, hence the […]Read More

Roundhouse Call to Create evaluation strategy

During an 8 month period in 2015, we worked with members of the Roundhouse team to help them develop an evaluation strategy and plan for the Roundhouse-led global Call to Create network of young theatre makers. We were also asked to create a range of evaluation support materials. Key tasks included: devising an evaluation plan […]Read More

CIDA: creative industries training programmes

We’ve worked with the Cultural Industries Development Agency in east London to develop and deliver number of training programmes. Here’s the lowdown on a couple of them. Sustain to Gain Sustain to Gain was a five-day business planning programme. Highly interactive, the programme was designed to not only develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of business […]Read More

Yorkshire Forward and Arts Council England: New Yorkshire Music business development programme

“You’ve got to try and throw this party just as far as you can. Open your heads like a satellite.” Saturday Night, Kaiser Chiefs With the creative industries riding high on the region’s political agenda – at least temporarily – Yorkshire Forward (the then regional development agency) and Arts Council England asked the hub to […]Read More

Creative Connexions: Music Connections business development programme

the hub was asked by Northamptonshire creative development agency, Creative Connexions, to develop and deliver a professional development programme aimed at producers, label bosses, promoters and managers, based in Northamptonshire. The programme had two strands: one a training programme, aimed at emerging industry talent, and the other a bursary programme, aimed at more experienced industry […]Read More


RE:SET is a virtual action learning programme for creative freelancers, artists and other creative entrepreneurs based in England. Designed in response to Covid 19, it brings together peers from across the sector to help each other explore their challenges, opportunities and dilemmas and unlock new insights.Read More

Talent Development

At the hub, one of our primary motivations it to help organisations and individuals to achieve their potential. Another is to develop new thinking and practice. We work with industry bodies, development agencies and funders to scope out and deliver new professional development programmes. Our hallmark is producing high quality programmes that have at their core what industry-specific, practical solutions and information that can be put into practice straight away.Read More