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Digital Leadership Survey
 

The Space is working with Bird & Gorton to gather insights into digital leadership in the arts and cultural sector in England, to inform the development of digital leadership support for leaders of cultural organisations eligible for Arts Council England funding.

This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. It's purpose is to gather insights into:

  • What ‘digital leadership’ means now to leaders in the arts and cultural sector 
  • Strategic digital needs of leaders of cultural organisations, and barriers to meeting those needs
  • Sector support that already exists for digital leadership

In this research, when we talk about digital leadership, we’re talking about the leadership of organisations and ways of working that are adaptive to the digital age.

We are keen to hear from as many leaders and trustees of cultural organisations in England as possible.

Deadline for responses: 12pm (midday), Monday 11 March 2024

About you

I am completing this survey as a: *
What is your experience of leading projects/people/organisations? *
What is your ethnicity?
Do you identify as D/deaf and/or disabled?
What is your gender identity?

About your organisation

In which English region is your organisation based? *
What is your organisation's main cultural discipline? *
How many employees (Full Time Equivalents) does your organisation have? *

Your digital leadership needs

The Charity Digital Code offers a checklist of recommended practice related to leadership. We have adapted this for arts and cultural organisations to benchmark the extent to which sector leaders currently understand and practice digital leadership.
Thinking only about your own role as a leader in a cultural organisation, to what extent do you agree/disagree with the following statements? *
 Strongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know / not applicable
I understand how digital can help my organisation achieve its objectives
I have the skills to make informed, data driven decisions, and to develop the relevant plans about our use of digital.
I play a critical role in initiating and spearheading digital change within my organisation
I am aware what level of investment in digital is required to achieve my organisation’s goals.
I have the confidence, skills and mindset to lead digital change in my organisation.
I regularly explore the new ways of working and communicating that digital offers, looking at how peers and similar organisations are using digital tools.
I am able to identify digital skills gaps in my organisation
I consider how to ensure my organisation and board can attract and retain people with good levels of digital skills.
Thinking about your organisation's wider leadership, to what extent do you agree/disagree with the following statements? *
 Strongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know / not applicable
Digital skills are represented on my organisation’s board, with the aim of every trustee understanding how digital could increase our organisation’s impact.
Trustees/board members take responsibility for ensuring that the relevant policies and procedures are in place relating to digital (e.g. social media and IT policies).
My organisation’s leadership team takes ownership of increasing cyber security risks and puts in place proportionate measures to protect their funds, data, supporters and reputation.
My organisation invests in tackling digital skills gaps through training, recruiting staff or volunteers or other means of support.
Thinking about your organisation's wider leadership, to what extent do you agree/disagree with the following statements? *
 Strongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know / not applicable
I understand how digital can help my organisation achieve its objectives
Trustees/board members take responsibility for ensuring that the relevant policies and procedures are in place in relation to digital (e.g. social media and IT policies).
Trustees/board members take ownership of increasing cyber security risks and put in place proportionate measures to protect their funds, data, supporters and reputation.
My organisation’s board has the skills to make informed, data driven decisions, and to develop the relevant plans.
Digital skills are represented on my organisation’s board, with the aim of every trustee understanding how digital could increase the organisation’s impact.
My organisation’s board regularly explores the new ways of working and communicating that digital offers, looking at how peers and similar organisations are using digital tools.
What barriers do you face in developing your digital leadership?
(Select up to five) *

Your digital leadership insights

To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following statements? *
 Strongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know / not applicable
VALUE: I think it is important for cultural sector professionals to develop their digital leadership
AVAILABILITY: Support is available to cultural sector professionals to develop their digital leadership
INTEREST: I am interested in developing my own digital leadership

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We really value your insights and will use them to inform the development of digital leadership support for leaders in cultural organisations in England.


Updating you about digital leadership support

If you would like us to contact you about any free digital leadership support programmes we offer, which will be informed by this research, please provide your name and email address. These will be separated from your survey responses, which are analysed anonymously.  
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