Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Toolkit Launch

07 Mar 2023

08:30 – 11:30am

Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler's Wells, , 183 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TJ

Join us for the national launch of our new Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Toolkit, (Team) Work In Practice.

Over 2020-2022, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme supported 50 salaried jobs in arts and cultural organisations across the UK, for individuals from working class/low socio-economic backgrounds. This new Toolkit has been created using the insights and experiences of the Fellows and Alumni of this programme to create actionable ideas for cultural leaders to drive inclusivity in their organisations.

(Team) Work In Practice: Collective insights, ideas, and challenges to drive socio-economic inclusivity in your organisation is for employers and decision-makers in the arts and cultural sector, as well as policy-makers, funders, and all those who are interested in understanding what inclusion means in practice.

The Toolkit provides a framework to start conversations about social and economic class in your organisation, and help drive positive change in the sector. It is designed to be easy to use, and available in Welsh as well as a variety of accessible formats, including print, audio, and digital.

The launch event is free to attend in-person and online, and in-person attendees will also receive a beautifully designed print copy of the Toolkit and limited-edition poster. A detailed agenda, including information about the speakers, will be made available in due course.

Launch Event | 8.30-11.30am | In-person and livestreamed

The launch event is an opportunity to connect with peers and sector leaders, learn about the toolkit, hear inspiring stories of organisational change, and get fresh ideas for how you can help drive inclusivity in the arts. Audiences will hear from people involved in the programme and creation of the Toolkit over the past few years, with presentations from Fellows and Alumni, panel discussions with Host organisations and contributions from special guest speakers.

Workshop | 12.30-2.20pm | In-person only

Our aim is to put the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary Fellows at the heart of the Toolkit. We have appointed six Fellows and Alumni to work with us as Toolkit Associates. Together they have developed a flexible workshop model to share the Toolkit nationally throughout 2023.

This will be the very first workshop, offering insights into the Toolkit and how you might use it, and providing opportunity for questions and discussion.

The workshop is free to attend, will only be available to in-person attendees, and spaces are limited. Please register your interest if you would like to attend. We will confirm whether you have a place on the workshop by Tuesday 28th February.

Further workshops led by the Toolkit Associates will be made available at a subsidised rate across the UK, in-person and online, throughout 2023. Details will be announced at the launch.


When registering your place, you will be prompted to let us know if you require any additional access support.

The launch event and in-person workshop will be BSL interpreted.

Accessible facilities at Sadler’s Wells include:

  • disabled parking
  • adapted toilets
  • wheelchair spaces
  • lifts and flat access to auditoriums, bars and cafe
  • guide dogs are allowed.

Find out more about the venue and facilities on Sadler’s Wells website.