Crisis reimagined: the role of the arts in stimulating recovery with Darren Henley OBE

Part of the Leading Edge series: Ideas shaping a better world

An Alumni and supporters event
Date6 December 2021
Time16:00 to 18:00
PlaceOnline via Zoom

The Exeter MBA is delighted to continue its Leading Edge speaker series and to be welcoming some of the world’s most prestigious thinkers to the University of Exeter Business School as part of our new series of online events, The Leading Edge. This series of inspirational talks will provide a space for us to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges and consider how we can all play a role in shaping a better and more sustainable world. If you are keen to explore creative and innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental challenges, this is your opportunity to join with managers from across the world and take part in provocative and thought-provoking conversations stimulated by our prestigious guests.

Dr Darren Henley OBE - Crisis reimagined: the role of the arts in stimulating recovery

Join Dr Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England as he shares his thoughts on the importance of culture, creativity and the arts in times of uncertainty. Darren argues that we need a creative response to change, which engages the imagination and allows us harness the collective energy of humans.

Dr Darren Henley OBE is chief executive of Arts Council England. His boardroom experience spans the arts, media, education, charity and government. He led Classic FM for fifteen years before joining the Arts Council in 2015. The author of two independent government reviews into music and cultural education, he received the British Academy President’s Medal for his contributions to music education, music research and the arts. A certified coach, Darren has a doctorate exploring the role of the outsider as an agent for change, master’s degrees in management and in history of art, postgraduate certificates in coaching and behavioural change and in applied positive psychology, and a degree in politics. His latest book ‘The Arts Dividend Revisited: Why Investment in Culture Pays’ highlights how public investment in artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries helps to create happier lives in villages, towns and cities across England.


To book a place on this event, or other sessions in the Leading Edge series, please visit the eventbrite page.


You also have an opportunity to meet other leaders attending these events - please stay with us from 17.00 – 18.00 for our Leading Edge conversations, where you can discuss your reaction to each of the talks in facilitated Zoom breakout rooms.

ProviderAlumni and supporters

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