Image shown: L-R: Moira Sinclair and Gráinne Hope.

Gráinne Hope, founder and Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, and Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Chair of Clore Leadership, will explore the theme of cultural leadership, including its role within the field of arts and health, during a lunchtime conversation on 21 April. This event is produced by as part of the Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021.

The conversation will touch on some of the following topics:

  • Cultural leadership at a time of upheaval for the arts sector and the challenges of adjusting to a post-pandemic work environment
  • The potential role of the arts in supporting society to rebuild, reconnect and come together post-COVID
  • How do we ensure that the inequalities to access and participation that existed before the pandemic are not replicated in a post-pandemic world?
  • The role of Clore Leadership in supporting the training needs of cultural leaders including the skills and competencies that enable leaders to work well
  • The work of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (UK), including its support in the area of Arts and Health, to encourage and invest in cross-sector partnerships in the building of strong alliances on both local and national levels.

This lunchtime conversation will include a Q&A session.

Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Wednesday 21 April
Time: 1-2pm
Registration link:
*Advance booking is essential*

Moira Sinclair 
Moira is Chief Executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Their vision is for a just society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. In 2018/2019, PHF made £37m grants in the arts, in cultural education, in migration and integration, and in giving young people voice.

Moira is Chair of Clore Leadership, Chair of East London Dance and Vice Chair of the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Board. She is also a member of the British Library Advisory Council and the Investment Committee for the Arts & Culture Impact Fund.

Previously, she worked for Arts Council England and Vital Arts, an arts and health charity, after stints in local government and theatre and production management. A graduate of Manchester University where she studied drama, Moira became a Clore Fellow in 2004/05.

Gráinne Hope
Professional cellist Gráinne Hope is the founder, Artistic Director and lead trainer with Kids’ Classics, Ireland’s leading music in healthcare organisationFollowing graduate studies in the US, Gráinne qualified as a trainer of musicians in healthcare through an EU programme partnership with Music Network (Ireland), led by Musique et Santé, France. She went on to set up Kids’ Classics to provide training and mentoring to professional musicians and healthcare professionals. Through this work, Gráinne designs and manages music programmes in healthcare settings nationally in partnership with the National Concert Hall and County Council Arts Offices.

Gráinne was awarded a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellowship (Wellcome Trust award) in 2018/2019 and is currently an Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at Trinity College Dublin.

Further information
For enquiries about this event email
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Clore Leadership
Kids’ Classics

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 is produced by and funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.


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