Thinking Practice exists to help the arts, cultural and other sectors create a fairer and more beautiful world by increasing impact and building resilience through creative approaches that combine thinking (analysis and strategy) with practice (doing and learning).
Thinking Practice is led by Mark Robinson, an accomplished and inventive leader with an international reputation within the cultural sector. Bringing a unique blend of creative, leadership and strategy experience from 20 years as a writer, editor, arts developer and 10 years management of Arts Council England during the unprecedented transformation of the North East, Mark will work with clients to identify how to create greater value from their activity Ė combining thinking and practice.
Thinking Practice provides consultancy support, alongside information, development and coaching services. It will work to tender and also work with clients to design projects that will lead to improvement in their work.
It is based upon a simple logic:
- there is a need for the cultural sector to get smarter at thinking about how it operates, how that relates to the world of public policy and how that relates to broader societal and business trends
- there is a gap in the market for services that combine the kind of intelligence to address this need with practical management, facilitation and coaching experience so that clients can get better at what they do, and thrive without support in the future
- Mark Robinson and associates can develop replicable tools and services as well as bespoke provision that can fill that gap.
Thinking Practice is based in Stocktonís Bustling Cultural Quarter, in North East England, but enjoys working anywhere.