The Westminster Talks 2015/16 series will kick off with a talk by former Director of London (Arts) at Arts Council England, Hilary S Carty CCMI.

In the lecture series entitled Leading Culture – A Dynamic Challenge, Hilary S Carty will draw upon her career and experiences to explore the complexities and challenges of leadership and management in the 21st century cultural field.

Since graduating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Westminster, Hilary S Carty has built up a successful record of significant senior-level management and leadership in the arts, cultural and creative industries in the UK.

Today’s arts, cultural and creative sectors encompass a broad and eclectic mix of organisations – from well-established opera houses to quirky creative businesses, via heritage, theatres, companies and spaces. The sector also includes a significant proportion of individual leaders – artists, makers, producers, curators – who combine artistic and creative innovation with influence, advocacy and resilience to deliver at the highest levels.

Sectors champion their distinctiveness and acclaim a range of unique characteristics that set each apart in creative practice, engagement and development. But is the leadership the same? In today’s complex environment just how transferable are the skills and competences of best practice? These are some of the questions which will be touched upon in the lecture.

The Westminster Talks 2015/16 lecture series is free and open to the public. Featuring talks by an outstanding array of Westminster alumni, Professors and Honorary Doctors and Friends of Westminster, the lectures underpin the University’s mission of excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of the wider society.

The Hilary S Carty: Leading Culture – A Dynamic Challenge lecture will take place at the University of Westminster’s Regent Campus on 7 October 2015.

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