The Arts, Culture and Heritage sector is facing unprecedented change across the globe.
Organisations based throughout the West are grappling with dramatic cuts in funding, whilst investment in arts and culture continues to increase throughout Asia and the Middle East.
Scientific advances are constantly enhancing our understanding of the past, as well as informing the preservation and presentation of historic artefacts, whilst international debate over the rightful ownership of historic artefacts continues.
Audience expectations are shifting globally, and the competition to attract new audiences has never been greater. Where organisations were previously defined by a physical space or performance, they are now providers of content across numerous platforms.
With recent growth of arts and cultural organisations in the Middle East, there is an increasing demand for talented leaders with the skills to establish new institutions and lead growth locally. Geographically positioned at the crossroads of East and West, organisations have the opportunity to create and curate programmes that represent the region’s rich culture and heritage, and engage the region’s diverse population through new technological platforms.
Odgers Berndtson works with arts and cultural organisations across the region to identify and develop leaders with the talent and social responsibility to promote and support the growth of these institutions in the Middle East.