Please see further updates below.
16 or 23 September – networking meeting date TBC (pending confirming date of another speaker)
30 September – Speaker: James Shelton, Marketing Manager at Norwich Cathedral
14 October – Dyad Creative artists Hannah and Theo will be introducing themselves and Dove Street Studios
Previous meeting notes
Back in July we heard from Caroline Richardson, Director of Norwich Playhouse and Adina Levay, Artistic Director of Chalk Circle Theatre Company – please see notes attached.
Ensemble Dance Co Collaborative Project – call out for actors/performers
'I'm looking for actors/performers (any age, gender or level of experience) to perform a rehearsed reading of a verbatim theatre piece. The piece consists of real words from real people, talking about the concept of home and what it means to them. Actors will be 'playing the parts' of 2 or more of these real people, reading out their thoughts on home. You won't need to learn the words but you will need to be available for rehearsals at Norwich arts centre from 10-6 (with plenty of breaks obviously!) on Monday 7th September and from 10am - 10 pm on Tuesday 8th September. The 8th will consist of rehearsals during the day and then a performance evening (which will also include work from other makers) and a Q and A afterwards from 8pm - 10pm. The work isn't paid I'm afraid but I promise to bring you all cake for rehearsals and buy you drink after the show!'
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What Next? Great Yarmouth – next meeting, John Knell
Just to confirm the next What Next? Great Yarmouth meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 September at midday at Gallery 133, 133 King St Great Yarmouth. John Knell will be speaking to the group.
From What Next? National
Following a conversation at a What Next? Young Vic meeting about the difficult situations cultural organisations can find themselves in when an action sparks controversy – for example, the presentation of a divisive piece of work, or a contentious sponsorship deal – some interested colleagues from the Young Vic What Next? chapter formed a working party, fundraised and produced some practical guidance. The guidance responds to contributions from organisations across the UK to a survey on the subject of ethical and reputational challenges and is intended to help leaders meet such challenges with a greater sense of confidence.
Please find the guidance live on the What Next? website at:
The working group is keen to receive feedback, so please do let us know over the next few months how useful you find it and of any ideas for improving or building on it - there are feedback links embedded in the document.
In working to sustain a thriving, vibrant and at times challenging cultural sector, there will be tricky decisions to make and the need to handle difference of opinion. In an increasingly complex world, the more that can be done to approach contention with courage and a zest for debate, the healthier our cultural and civic life. This guidance has been compiled to encourage bold, yet measured decision-making.
Régis Cochefert, Director, Grants and Programmes, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Stage - What would a 40% arts funding cut actually look like?https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/40-arts-funding-cut-actually-look-like/
BBC Arts Highlights
Please find attached our August newsletter – and keep sending your stories and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a little reminder about how organisations can sign up to Get Creative. The website is getting great traffic at the moment (100k visitors in four days!).
1) Go to the website and register yourself or your organisation as a Get Creative Champion and get listed on the Champions page of the campaign website featuring a link to your own website. The two basic requirements are (a) to have a website and (b) to agree to host, organise or badge an event or activity (either an original or an existing one that feels relevant) as a Get Creative event or activity. It should be in the spirit of the campaign, participatory and engaging and must be free or cost-recoverable (because the BBC cannot promote any commercial activities).
2) The Champions page is listed by geographical region so that the public can find out what’s happening near them as part of Get Creative.
3) Champions will be sent the Get Creative branding and Communications Handbook so that you can add the logo to your marketing materials, key events, web etc. Read the campaign’s T&Cs here which explain how the branding should be used.
4) The Get Creative campaign pages live on the BBC Arts website and feature special stories, highlighted events and editorially relevant activities from Champions across the country, across art-forms, throughout the year. They want to hear about what you are doing as part of Get Creative, your best and most interesting participatory moments and initiatives. The Get Creative Communication Handbook gives clear guidance about what and how to send material to the BBC.
The 'extraordinary ordinary' human interest stories work really well and garner a lot of attention:
Plus opportunities to get your Get Creative events and activities talked about on the website: