• The Human Arts

  • Leadership

  • Place

  • Collaboration

  • Culture

  • Change

  • Invention

Our work spans the corporate, cultural, public and education sectors – and the interplay between these worlds fuels our learning and practice. Here are a few projects we have enjoyed working on in the UK and internationally, and what people said about us.


In partnership with the Royal Opera House, we design and deliver this unique professional development programme for business. It harnesses an extraordinary level of production and creative talent to make a transformative difference to organisations and their senior people. HouseWork has a track record of delivering exceptional leadership and organisational development programmes with leaders from Investec, Prudential, Sainsbury’s and others.

The Peterborough City Leadership Forum

A gathering of leaders and influencers from within and around Peterborough drawn from across all sectors. We co-founded the Forum with The RSA and Athene Communications in 2012 and lead on the the curation and facilitation of a pioneering programme that nurtures members skill and capacity as leaders, while strengthening the city’s aspirations, reputation and resilience through creative and inclusive thinking and collaboration.

Artful Ways of Working

A long term residency with Bates Wells – a law firm with B Corporation Status. We act as creative catalysts to support and enhance the culture and environment within the firm, with a particular focus on embedding and bringing to life the newly articulated purpose and values.

Future DiverCities

A Europe-wide project which explores the possibilities and challenges that exist as artists, digital artists and citizens come together to co-create work in urban contexts. The Map collaborates with ANTI festival to design and facilitate the programme’s Artist Labs, which bring together international and local artists to experiment, collaborate and engage with the citizens and urban context of Kuopio in Finland.

Artful Ways of Leading

A bespoke leadership development programme for Shakespeare’s Globe.   It combines our signature approach to professional development through creative practice with peer mentoring and speaker inputs to deliver an inspirational programme. Off-site visits, tool-up sessions and group learning explore both key aspects of leadership and are invoked in a responsive way to support the organisation’s emerging story.

My Way

A senior leadership programme across the European division of PwC. We were part of the foundation and original design of this programme and have been delivering on it annually for over 12 years. We provide an immersive experiential journey for leaders to explore agility and co-creation and to support them developing their capacity to lead in a rapidly changing world.


A two year place-making programme for Arts Council England and Canterbury Festival exploring cultural capacity building in Kent. We partnered with Workers of Art and designed and facilitated a journey involving over 30 organisations and independent artists across sectors to explore and experiment around what it might really mean to prosper in the region. It has had lasting impact and a wide range of new initiatives have drawn funding and provided sustainability to aspects of community and cultural capacity building in the region.


  • “Participants’ experience from this work leaves them with fabulous learning that continues (and gets mentioned) long after the participants have completed the course!” Leader, European Director’s programme, Global Accountancy Firm
  • “The Map were challenging, inventive, inspiring – they really made a difference” Chairman, Unilever ICFF UK
  • “This has been the most significant contribution to our institution’s development of intercultural working.” Professor Helen Higson OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor – Aston University
  • “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.” Head of Organisational Development, Investec