Artlift - Dorset
Transcript Artlift - Dorset
Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now,
bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head,
behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he
knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but
sometimes he feels that there really is another
way, if only he could stop bumping for a
moment and think of it
Stories of Winnie-The-Pooh, AA Milne 1989
CULTURE MATTERS - GLOUCESTERSHIRE
"You need to look ahead and say: what’s the future of art?
What is its role in society?
We need people to start to value art so they no longer say: we’d rather have a
hospital than an art gallery.
You want to get to the point where people realise they need an art gallery and a
Alistair Hudson- MIMA
WHY- CULTURE CHANGES
OUR MANIFESTO – NOT STRATEGY
1. a cultural life that is meaningful, fully accessible and affordable to everyone
2. a vibrant community of artists who feel nurtured and celebrated from first steps
through to international careers.
3. audiences that are engaged, involved and diverse so that the best artists and
companies want to work here.
4. cultural venues, festivals and events across the 6 districts that welcome and
generate fresh, inspiring and risk taking work of an excellent standard.
5.First class communication that shouts about and celebrates Gloucestershire’s
6. culture as a visible and cherished thread which runs through all strands of public
policy –social, economic and environmental.
7. An education for children and young people that introduces and teaches arts and
creativity at school and in other settings with the same dedication as numeracy
8. arts and culture “prescribed” as commonly as medicine, providing a preventative
and therapeutic solution for those with health and emotional challenges.
Think and act and talk long-term
Stories not strategies- people want a life not a service
Self organise and self promote.
Make it possible
Sprinkle it all with playfulness and a bit of mischief
Actively include anyone you are uncomfortable with.
Be a community not an organisation.
ANOTHER WAY- GLOUCESTERSHIRE
“Create Gloucestershire seems to truly offer a spirit of change, a feeling of optimism
and that great achievements are possible in a time when so much feels
Its overview helps the arts to take root and thrive across other sectors - social care,
public health, mainstream education, marketing, sports and well-being.
. These, in turn, bring about a palpable sense of optimism and furthermore actively
encourage the artists and organisations within Gloucestershire to be more
outward-looking, to seize new opportunities for entrepreneurship, brokering new
alliances and helping to sow seeds for a healthier and more robust creative
CG member 2014
Limited company asset lock
80 plus members
Board 40% external to sector.
PT Director and adminstrator
5 project posts.
Lean- just about standing!
Core strategic partners- RIO, Glos Uni, NHS, LEP, Theatre Bristol and Barnwood Trust
“policy voice” for cultural sector
a single data collection system now in place
£863,000 for arts delivery
New business models for cultural education tested and ready for roll out
Independent theatre production company in
NHS funding for a senior manager to
advocate for cultural commissioning
20 interns and apprenticeship placements
Digital Kitbag e-commerce tools, training and
peer led learning sets around fundraising,
arts education, and evaluation.
Diversify Business Model to bolster independence
Embed non-arts friends
Work out offer to creative industries esp SME’s