Christina Lister, Communications and marketing consultant will be joining us to talk about different marketing and PR approaches to diversifying audiences from a variety of arts/culture projects. Christina is an award-winning marketing and communications consultant specialising in working with museums, heritage sites and cultural venues on strategy, training and campaigns. Her clients have included SHARE Museums East; Cambridge Museum of Zoology; Great Malvern: Route to the Hills; Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery; and the North Norfolk Stories Festival.
Suggestions for discussion topics/speakers are always welcome.
Wednesday 29 June – Lawrence Bradby, BAS8 coordinator will be speaking to the group
Wednesday 6 July – Dr. Jonathan Gross, Researcher, Culture, Media and Creative Industries from Kings College London will be joining us to feed back on some of the key findings from the research done into the Get Creative programme. We will be discussing the headline ideas that have developed through this work, and continue the conversation about Get Creative and its future development - feeding aspects of these conversations back into the Get Creative Steering Group as they shape Year 2 of the campaign.
Wednesday 13 July – LIT Circus will be introducing themselves and showing us around their new venue on Oak Street
Lost in Translation Circus is a fast rising contemporary circus company, touring both indoor and outdoor ensemble based work. They have recently moved to Norwich and just opened The Oak Circus Centre in St. Michaels Coslany Church, as their new company home and local circus centre. Their artistic vision is focussed around combining circus skills with theatre and using the extreme possibilities of the body as a means of expression and communication. They aim to help grow the awareness of contemporary circus in Norwich and the region and developing the local circus community.
Wednesday 20 July – Elly Wilson, Creative Arts East on Arts and Wellbeing - Creative Arts East is an arts and community development charity working with a range of communities across Norfolk, Suffolk and the east to offer volunteering opportunities, health and wellbeing projects and cultural education. The Norfolk Arts and Wellbeing Programme – a large-scale action research project, working across Norfolk. The aim of which was to support local arts organisations to pilot creative interventions for vulnerable older and young people in response to the needs of preventative, early or acute response health and social care provision. We also aimed to pull together a body of evidence which could support further work in this area and could talk to commissioners and the health and wellbeing sector.
Sistema in Norwich – Crowdfunding
Sistema in Norwich changes lives through music. Funds raised will pay for a summer school offering musical activity to 50 children over the long summer holiday. Children from the less well-off parts of Norwich have nearly half the level of academic success of children from the rest of the city. Through learning to play an instrument and being part of an orchestra, children in Sistema develop life changing skills, increased confidence and are helped to succeed across all aspects of their lives.
What Next? Event Producer
What Next? are seeking to recruit an individual on a freelance fixed term basis as an event producer for their national event, taking place in Manchester in October. Deadline for applications is Thursday 23 June, interviews on Wednesday 29 June. For further information and to apply, please see attached document.
64 Million Artists: Every Day Creativity Report: Jo Hunter
64 Million Artists is delighted to publish its report into Everyday Creativity, commissioned by Arts Council England. During January - March 2016 we met with over 300 professional and everyday artists, cultural organisations, community groups, local authorities, academics and others to look at the role of everyday creativity in the cultural landscape and how we can best respond to it as a sector.
You can download the report and read Arts Council England's response by clicking here.
The US’s largest museum the Smithsonian is headed for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park in a collaboration with the V&Ahttp://www.cityam.com/243249/smithsonian-museum-heading-east-london-thanks-collboration
Writing in the Spectator, Ismene Brown investigates the possible impact of Brexit on dance http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/royal-ballet-sadlers-wells-explain-brexit-will-hurt-dance/
EU Referendum: Welsh arts figures back Remain campaign http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36471310
The British Council plans to double the UK’s international arts activity http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/british-council-plans-double-uks-international-arts-activity
The 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme reveals 20% drop in free shows https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/edinburgh-fringe-programme-reveals-20-drop-in-free-shows/
BP v “the luvvies” The Times on the battle over Britain’s biggest corporate sponsor http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/times2/bp-v-the-luvvies-the-battle-over-britains-biggest-corporate-sponsor-bmj797gxq
Sadiq Khan backs Theatre.London’s push for audiences beyond West End https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/sadiq-khan-backs-theatre-londons-push-audiences-beyond-west-end/
Tate Modern re-opens with new pyramid tower http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36517422
Andrew Lloyd Webber criticises ‘short-sighted’ arts education cuts (The Stage) https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/andrew-lloyd-webber-criticises-short-sighted-arts-education-cuts/
Record number of black candidates seek Equity council seats https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/record-number-of-black-candidates-seek-equity-council-seats/
Live cinema is a gateway to the arts, new industry wide-research claims http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/live-cinema-gateway-arts-report-claims
Sonia Friedman is amongst those named in the Queen’s birthday honours list http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/sonia-friedman-in-the-queens-birthday-honours-list_40943.html
Employment for women in performance sector is best in creative industries https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/employment-for-women-in-performance-sector-is-best-in-creative-industries/
New union for artists gains formal recognition http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/new-union-artists-gains-formal-recognition