Decoding Cultural Leadership

Podcast proudly supported by Limelight

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About this podcast

Decoding Cultural Leadership is a podcast that explores the intersection between the arts, culture and society and interrogates what it means to be a cultural leader in the 21st century.

In each episode, host Sam Cairnduff talks with some of the most influential organisational leaders, creators, policy-makers and thought leaders, building an understanding of their approach to shifting the dial in a complex, constantly changing world.

What is cultural leadership?

In simplest terms, cultural leadership is the act of leading arts and cultural organisations. But the true meaning of cultural leadership goes much deeper…

  • It encompasses how organisations relate to their environments, their communities, and their audiences.
  • How do they intersect with issues of broad social change on a local, national or international level?
  • How do they support and grow their communities, elevating them and acting as platforms for public conversations, debate and education?
  • How do they support their communities in times of crisis?

These are all questions we explore in the podcast.


In the Limelight

Created in partnership with Limelight, Samuel Cairnduff’s new podcast series takes a deep dive into arts and culture with Australia’s leading executives, directors and artists. Read the article.

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