Programmes 

LEADERSHIP

Our human arts approach to leadership catalyses fresh thinking, unlocks new solutions and builds trust and innovation within leadership teams and among the people, they work with. Tried and tested methods are brought in alongside a bespoke approach for each client and programmes are designed to stretch and challenge senior people in dynamic and memorable ways with lasting and sustainable impact.

ORGANISATION

We work closely with organisations across sectors bringing our unique methods to make a difference in areas such as talent development, performance, culture and change. Engagements range from one-off commissions to collaborate and provide creative input alongside in-house programmes through to year-long residencies and on-going relationships over many years.

CONSULTANCY

Our capacity to design creative process and programmes, to navigate change and to uncover distinctive approaches and new solutions across diverse fields of work is at the heart of our offer as consultants. Coming alongside the needs of organisations and initiatives tasked with big challenges we act as critical friends enabling the people at the helm to design their own unexpected pathway.

 

PLACE-MAKING

We have worked within cities and regions and across networks using creative facilitation as a powerful tool for bringing disparate parties together and generating cohesion and shared sense of mission. Operating sometimes as on the ground activators, at others as conceptual leaders of high-level process we are able to bring about powerful identities for places and the diverse people who live and work there.

HOW WE WORK

APPROACH

We draw on the arts and creative practice to design and deliver innovative and high-impact programmes and interventions. Our directors and consortium of associates are artists from a wide range of disciplines and practice each with a reputation for excellence in both their chosen art-form and in the application of their skills to other areas. After 15 years of experience in organisational and leadership development and place-making work, we have gathered our methods into an approach we call The Human Arts.

PARTNERS

We are proud to partner with some of the UK and the world’s leading cultural players in the delivery of key programmes. Partnerships include; The Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Place – London’s Centre for Contemporary Dance, Arts Council England, ANTI – Festival Finland. Other collaborations have included work with India Foundation for the Arts, New York University, British Council and Sasakawa Foundation Japan.

FORMATS

Our work takes many forms. The key to all programmes is the design and development of the work in close partnership with the client. Programmes and interventions range from half day sessions to full modular programmes and long-term residencies. We work with people at all levels, in small or large groups, one-to-one and at large events and conferences.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • "The MAP were challenging, inventive, inspiring – they really made a difference.” 

    Chairman
    Unilever ICFF UK
  • “Working with you has been a creative collaboration of the highest order. You have helped us develop a programme which is insightful, stimulating, absolutely aligned with our culture and truly unique.” 

    Caryn Solomon
    Head of Organisational Development
    Investec
  • "These two days reminded me that headteachers are so focused on results and the curriculum that we have stifled not only our own creativity but that of others in our schools. It’s now shouting to be let out!” 

    Head Teacher
    Primary Sector
  • “The programme was superb. I was extremely impressed by The Map and their design and delivery of the course. The facilitators created a learning environment that was challenging but calm, warm but totally focused and I feel inspired to take what I’ve learned back into my practice.” 

    Creative Practitioner
  • “You spoke with such passion and enthusiasm, and you really helped advocate the value of business partnership with the Arts.” 

    Chief Executive
    Arts & Business Northern Ireland

OUR TEAM

DIRECTORS

Chris Higgins

  • Theatre Practitioner
  • Singer 
  • Artist Facilitator

Fiona Lesley 

  • Theatre Practitioner
  • Poet
  • Artist-Trainer

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Em Whitfield Brooks

  • Singer
  • Composer
  • Performance Director 

Joe Moran

  • Choreographer
  • Educator 
  • Artist Director

Martin Gent

  • Theatre Practitioner
  • Visual Artist
  • Training Designer & Facilitator 

ASSOCIATES

John Lightbody

  • Actor
  • Voice Over Artist
  • Creative Facilitator 

Karen Da Silva

  • Dancer/Choreographer
  • University Lecturer 
  • Creative Learning Facilitator

Subhadassi

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Creative Training 

Michael Shaeffer

  • Actor
  • Artist Facilitator
  • Creative Practitioner

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