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UK Trade & Investment in collaboration with British High Commission outward mission – The Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados 29 January-2 February 2012

Freshwaters is pleased to be participating in the UK Trade & Investment Aid Funded Business Service in collaboration with the British High Commission outward mission to the Caribbean Development Bank and other development aid funded businesses based in Barbados including the regional offices of the Inter-American Development Bank, Europe Aid and DIFID.

Our aspirations for this mission are to strengthen our existing relationships, cultivate new alliances and explore opportunities to help develop people, organisations, communities, and the economic wealth of the Caribbean. In line with our values and objectives to strengthen our international portfolio, we are passionate about sharing our expertise; learning from the Barbadian experience and transferring learning at all levels to ensure long term economic prosperity and sustainability across the region.

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UK in Barbados

WOW – Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre London 7-11 March 2012

We are privileged to be able to continue working with the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) by designing and delivering the module ‘Leadership and Management’ as part of the Master Arts in Creative Arts. Under the leadership Professor Gladstone Yearwood, EBCCI plays a crucial role in the development of the culture and creative sector in Barbados and the Caribbean. With the increasing importance of the arts and culture in the international economy, the Master of Arts programme focuses on capacity building to develop human resources in the creative arts, to integrate the arts in schools’ curricula and produce high quality art that benefits the Caribbean and support the growth of the arts and culture sector.

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Graeme Mortimer Evelyn’s Debut Solo Show Commonwealth Club, London, 2 April-31 May 2012

We are indeed, very proud to be working with Graeme to produce his first solo London show. Since meeting Graeme at the Curatorship and National Identity Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados in 2009, we have cultivated a creative relationship and having spent an afternoon at his studios, experiencing nearly 15 years of his work, there was mutual understanding of working together. First, to support his personal professional development as an artist and cultural leader. Second, to secure new commissions in the UK and the international arena. Third, to develop and promote his work to new and diverse national and international audiences. This solo London show is the start of an exciting new journey for Graeme who in our opinion is one of the most amazingly talented artist and cultural leader/thinker of his generation. Working with Graeme has inspired us to work with other artists.

Graeme’s work have been displayed and collected in Gloucester Cathedral, The African American CenterPrinceton University, Cornell University New York, Museum in Docklands London, Watershed and M-Shed, Bristol and international private collections.
Following a recentseries of high profile commissions, Graeme has developed areputation for creating worksituated in municipal buildings and places ofworship that subvert thesesettings and philosophies, acting as a catalystenabling the questioning and democratisation of public spaces. Graeme was the first Artist-in-Residence at Stephen’sChurch (Bristol UK) and was commissionedto create thenew permanentcontemporary altarpiece; the Reconciliation Reredos unveiled January2011 by the playwright, actor and broadcaster, Kwame Kwei Armah.

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Graeme Evelyn

Powerbrokers International Leadership Placements 2010

As Programme Partner for the Cultural Leadership Programme, Freshwaters Consultancy will be delivering four unique leadership training and development opportunities within creative and cultural organisations in Africa and India. The placements are designed for mid-career cultural and creative industry leaders of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds seeking to broaden their leadership practice and experience.
Placements are for three months and are supported by a bursary of up to £15,000. The placements started in September and will continue to December 2010.

photo_women2watch20102010 Associates are from left:

Lynda Rosenior, Business Development Associate
ADAFEST (Association of Arts Presenters and Festivals of Senegal), Dakar

Beverley Sterling, Creative Development Associate
Biennial of Contemporary African Art Senegal, Dakar and Saint Louis 350

Archie Kalyana, Associate Creative Producer
SEHER, New Delhi, India

Padma Rao, Strategic Development Associate
Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India

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Powerbrokers International Leadership Placements September to December 2010 – Africa and India

As Programme Partner for the Cultural Leadership Programme, Freshwaters Consultancy will be delivering four unique leadership training and development opportunities within creative and cultural organisations in Africa and India. The placements are designed for mid-career cultural and creative industry leaders of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds seeking to broaden their leadership practice and experience.
Placements are for three months and are supported by a bursary of up to £15,000.

Biennial of Contemporary African Art Senegal, Dakar – Senegal, Africa • Creative Development Associate
A unique opportunity to develop national and transnational networks and collaborations for visual arts and artists of African descent

ADAFEST (Association of Arts Presenters and Festivals of Senegal), Dakar – Senegal, Africa • Business Development Associate
A timely opportunity to investigate a business development model for the arts and cultural sector in Senegal

SEHER (one of India’s most prominent arts and cultural production organisations) – New Delhi, India • Associate Creative Producer
An exclusive opportunity to produce the Commonwealth Cultural Festival part of the Commonwealth Games October

Sanskriti Foundation, promoting and nurturing the finest in arts, culture and the environment – New Delhi, India • Strategic Development Associate
An exciting timely opportunity to explore options for change in the context of emergent Indian and global priorities in the arts and cultural sector Powerbrokers International Leadership Placements will be delivered by CLP Programme Partner Freshwaters Consultancy.

To apply: http://www.culturalleadership.org.uk/pilp

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 31 May 2010

Interviews: week commencing 5 July 2010
For further information on previous PILPs please click here.
To discuss the placements, please contact Maureen Salmon

T/F + 44 (0) 208 291 0491
+ 44 (0) 794 902 9278
E maureen@freshwatersconsultancy.co.uk

CLP involvement in global debates on cultural leadership

Maureen Salmon, Freshwaters Consultancy/PILP Programme Partner and the 2009 PILP Associates: Asif Khan, Carole Morrison, Dawinder Bansal and Delia Barker participate in two key global debates on cultural leadership.

‘Leadership and Diversity Encounter’ 
November 24th, 10.00am-12.30pm (local time)
Centro Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil

‘Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity’
November 28th to 3rd December 2009, Bridgetown, Barbados
December 1st – Symposium 4 Cultural Leadership: Global Focus
Live Link: Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity

Powerbrokers International Leadership Placements

Freshwaters Consultancy is the Programme Partner for the Cultural Leadership Programme’s Powerbrokers International Leadership Placements. The placements are for cultural and creative industries mid-career leaders of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds seeking to broaden their leadership practice, experience and intercultural competence. The placements are for up to three months and are supported by a bursary of up to £15,000.

The 2009 placements in Brazil and Barbados were awarded to:

Carole Morrison, International Relations Associate, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carole will be leading on the development of a new three year plan for international partnerships with the Centro Cultural.

Dawinder Bansal, Marketing and Development Associate Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – Sao Paulo, Brazil Dawinder will be leading on the extension of the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil’s cultural programme to other locations around Sao Paulo.

Delia Barker, Business Development Associate, Creative and Cultural Industries
Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, The University of the West Indies, BarbadosDelia will be leading on the creation of a strategic plan that will address the dynamics of the emerging creative industries in Barbados.

Asif Khan, Strategic Planning and Development Associate, National Art Gallery Committee, Barbados Asif will be leading on the creation of a strategic plan to establish a new visual art paradigm in Barbados.

The placements started in September 2009.

photo_leadership_placement09_1Marcelo Mendonca, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – Sao Paulo, Professor Gladstone Yearwood, Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, Martin Grossmann, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Dawinder Bansal, Carole Morrison, Delia Barker, Maureen Salmon, Patricia Ceschi, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo

photo_leadership_placement09_2The recipients of the placements: Asif Khan, Carole Morrison, Dawinder Bansal and Delia Barker

2010 Placements

The next round of placements will be advertised in May 2010.
www.culturalleadership.org.uk/planner/

Freshwaters Consultancy Launch, 20 March 2009, Commonwealth Club, London

The visit was part of the monitoring and evaluation of the placements of Harpreet Kaur, Associate Producer Beijing Modern Dance Company, and Valerie Chang, Marketing and Development Associate, 501 Art Centre, Chongqinq. It demonstrated the value and mutual benefit of these unique learning and leadership development opportunities to both the leaders and the host organisations.

photo_douglas_russellDouglas Russell

photo_maureen_launchMaureen Salmon, Founder and Director

photo_kate_worleyKate Worley, Head of Sales and Lettings, East Homes

photo_oliver_nyumbuOliver Nyumbu, CEO, Caret

photo_maureen_hilaryMaureen Salmon and Hilary Carty, Director, Cultural Leadership Programme

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