HEY100 officially launches in Hull today. It is a free leadership and management training course which aims to develop people working in Hull and East Yorkshire’s (known as HEY) social and cultural sectors.
The programme will be focusing in particular on the styles of leadership needed for success in times of increasing demand and decreasing resources. The programme will work across traditional silos and look to bring together leaders from charities, social enterprises, community businesses and arts/cultural organisations.
HEY100 isn’t limited to established leaders such as CEOs and Directors. It is also open to four other groups: emerging leaders, new leaders, community leaders and trustees.
Our report Rethinking Relationships revealed that leaders in the civic arts sector are over-stretched and undersupported. It also found that deeper partnerships with the voluntary, social and public sector were needed. We believe supporting HEY100 will provide a model of how both of these identified barriers for change could be addressed.
Hull was the 2017 UK City of Culture. It saw a dramatic rise in arts participation from people across the city in its rich and varied artistic programme.
We are supporting this programme with the Big Lottery Fund, the Rank Foundation, and Arts Council England. HEY100 is being delivered by Clore Social.