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SoCo Launches Arts Leaders Programme

By 21st October 2021November 10th, 2021News


SoCo are excited to be launching a new workforce development and support programme for aspiring creative practitioners. Funded by Southampton City Council’s Community Learning Innovation Fund, the Arts Leaders Programme will support creatives of any discipline/art-form and career stage to gain the skills and experience to develop and lead community arts workshops.

SoCo will work with arts partners across the city to provide training and shadowing opportunities, and participants will be supported to design and create digital resources and online content.  Training will include Safeguarding, Creative Facilitation, Project Evaluation and Trauma Informed Practice.

The programme will run until March 2022, with two cohorts (December-January, February-March).

Engagement with the Arts Leaders programme is free. If you are an artist, musician, film maker, poet or performer and you’d like to broaden your career opportunities, sign up now through this simple form. If you would like additional information you can contact us or email

If you are an Arts Organisation and can offer support and/or shadowing opportunities, please sign up here.



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