'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture: featuring Graham Sheffield CBE

Friday 27 May 2016 -
18:30 to 19:30

Date: 27 May 2016
Time: 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
          Registration starts at 6.00 p.m. 
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
            71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

Admission is free but pre-registration is required.
Light reception will be provided immediately after lecture.

What does cultural leadership look like in the 21st century? What are the skills, networks and competencies required to shape the arts sector and make an impact on greater society?

For one night only, join Graham Sheffield, Director of Arts, British Council as he shares his approach to Cultural Leadership and what it takes to lead in the contemporary age.

Following the lecture, a panel of distinguished cultural leaders from the Singapore arts sector will join Graham to share their thoughts on leadership in Singapore. Hear from Janice Koh, actress and former Arts NMP, Goh Ching Lee, founder of CultureLink, and Kathy Lai of NAC about their work to advocate and shape the arts in Singapore. The panel will be chaired and moderated by Curatorial Co-head, Ms Joyce Toh of SAM.

About Graham Sheffield CBE

Graham Sheffield is Director Arts for the British Council, responsible for leading and delivering a global arts strategy and programme across British Council's 110 country operation. From 1995-2010 Graham was Artistic Director of the Barbican Centre in London. Under his directorship, the Barbican became one of the most innovative, dynamic and respected centres in the arts world, with an award-winning international programme across the art forms.

Under Graham’s leadership, the arts programme has grown in size and received more investment: to launch a Cultural Skills programme, expand the work within the Creative Economy, develop a digital arts programme and refresh and enlarge the British Council’s internationally renowned Art Collection – a vital contributor to work overseas in cultural relations.

More information to this event and how to registration can be found here.