This new vision and strategy will take us to our 40th anniversary and beyond. It builds on our rich heritage as a Higher Education Provider, aligning our values of arts and culture, people and place. We continue to value and promote discovery, embrace social change and bask in the glow of opportunity that our our great City of Leeds provides.
Beyond our obligation, we see it as our duty to humanity and who we are as people to nurture a primary need to have culture in our lives. Our purpose is to educate, innovate and transform. We walk hand in hand with our academic and artistic communities, as skilled creatives, and as a responsible organisation, to imagine and deliver a quality experience for all.
Our strategic plan has been developed by and with our staff. It has our students and other stakeholders in mind. It focuses on four guiding principles, each with four enablers, that set out how we will deliver positive change locally, regionally and globally as a leading provider for arts practice.
Through our strategic plan 2023-2030 we consider: who we are; how we will grow our foundation; our visibility and our future. Each year we will publish practical commitments to the strategy and share stories of success and achievement.
To utilise the very best of who we are as an organisation to the best of what we can and are able to do. To make a difference to society through our work (the art form, education, engagement, research and professional development) and through our people. To be globally-facing and achieve our ambition to be world-leading.
Embed and promote diversity through our staff and student base. To instil the identity of NSCD as an attractive place to study, create art and work for all.
Develop opportunities which enable students and young people to participate and engage with quality dance activities with stakeholders, collaborators, partners and organisations.
Enable everyone to achieve the best of their potential and for the organisation to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Enable access to our provision, opportunities and benefits. Where opportunities are equal, transparent and fair.
To create a resilient, sustainable and ambitious growth of our physical environment and activities which offers a financially secure future and great value for money for our stakeholders.
Create an environment of financial stability by enhancing our core business through effective cost management systems and value for money.
Remain resourceful, resilient and environmentally sustainable in the context of all our work, our people and place
Support others through building a centre of cultural knowledge, with improved and up-to-date resources, which are used by both the school and the communities we serve.
Invest time and energy in stakeholder and relationship management to be a key driver which contributes to the city's ambition and cultural strategic vision.
To utilise the strength of our brand and our work to tell our story, share our narratives and to create new and inspiring legacies.
To re-visit our brand to represent us authentically; as accessible, communicative, encouraging and influential.
We place importance on making long-lasting connections and building relationships effectively with students, partners, organisations, and people who work with us.
Prioritise our website as an important aspect of our brand, communication, and messaging.
Let our audiences take home from our work key messages that reflect our societies and cultures.
To realise our ambition to connect with others, secure our drive to offer our own degrees and encourage others to advocate for the work we do and who we are as a provider for the region, sector and global market.
Connect to others through valued partnerships, opportunities, share and create new knowledge. Support grassroots development, community ideals, learning and stakeholder engagement.
Realise our ambition to drive our culture of research forward, to make a difference to the artform and to seek new knowledge in a global context.
Facilitate the development of course provision, artistic excellence, youth talent and investment in partnership growth.
Work with advocates towards a more progressive and inclusive society and to inspire people to take action.