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Mark Robinson



Head shot Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is the founder of Thinking Practice, which works to build a more adaptive and more resilient arts and cultural ecology. In 2021 Future Arts Centres published his book Tactics for the Tightrope: Creative Resilience for Creative CommunitiesThe book updates and revises Mark’s influential work on resilient, community engagement and creative practice and argues for a more equitable cultural sector.

Since founding Thinking Practice in 2010, Mark has worked with over 150 organisations of all shapes and sizes – from solo artists to national development agencies. He specialises in coaching and mentoring of leaders and leadership teams, evaluation and research, organisational development, training and facilitation. Mark is a Level 7 ILM-accredited coach and mentor. He has given keynotes, talks and workshops about adaptive resilience across the UK and in Canada, Australia and South Africa.

He was previously Executive Director of Arts Council England, North East.

He writes regularly about culture, cultural policy and politics at www.thinkingpractice.co.uk/blog.

 

 

Resources by Mark Robinson

Influencing the resilience of your organisation
Lessons for the arts to adapt and remain resilient under pressure
Western Australian Museum – Business Model Case Study
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust – Business Model Case Study
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History – Business Model Case Study
Black Country Living Museum – Business Model Case Study
Red Earth Theatre Business Model Case Study
Hackney Empire Business Model Case Study
Watershed Business Model Case Study
Arts at the Old Fire Station Business Model
Derby Museums Business Model Case Study
Live Theatre Business Model Case Study
Castlefield Gallery Business Model Case Study
mac birmingham Business Model Case Study
a-n business model case study
Allenheads Contemporary Arts Business Model Case Study
Beamish Business Model Case Study
Bloodaxe Books Business Model Case Study
Ministry of Stories Business Model Case Study
Southbank Centre Business Model Case Study
Business Model Canvas – six questions for the sector
Lessons on collaboration and relevance from Creative People and Places
Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities
Creative Resilience Canvas – an introduction and template
Tactics for the Tightrope: creative resilience for creative communities