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People Purpose Planning

People Purpose Planning aims to support arts, cultural and third sector organisations to achieve high performance by focusing on their people, their purpose and the effectiveness of their planning processes.


Beautifully simple – a personal perspective on quality in participatory arts

Commissioned online article, Public Art Scotland, 2012

I have worked in the arts as a visual artist and an arts professional since graduating in Fine Art in 1993. During this time I have focused particularly on projects and organisations where the primary aim is to engage people, who may not describe themselves as artists, in the exploration and creation of art...

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Leading part-time: Do we have to work 50 hours per week to lead effectively? Or is it another glass ceiling?

Common Purpose Blog, January 2012

Earlier this year I turned forty-one. I started my first real job, as a trainee chartered accountant, at the age of eighteen whilst awaiting my A level results. For a year I worked five days a week, 8.45am to 5.15pm, with an hour for lunch and fifteen days holiday a year. This is the only year out of the last twenty-three that I have worked full-time in one role...

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Adapt and thrive

Arts Professional Article, Issue 237, 23 May 2011

Learning how to embrace change and achieve it on its own terms has been hugely beneficial for Helix Arts. Robert Laycock explains...

Full Article: Adapt and Thrive