How the Virtuous Triangle of Arts, Higher Education and Business can make for Prosperous Places.

22 June 2017 : University of Hull : 11.00 – 16.30.

Against the backdrop of Hull City of Culture and the first decade since Liverpool Capital of Culture, we will explore the potential for three-way collaboration to create a more prosperous and resilient society though partnership.

CFN symposium 24 May 2016 - delegates in HAR - COMPRESSEDHear from senior leaders in the field about how this triumvirate can have a positive impact on social and economic prosperity; the factors for success and how they might be emulated for broader geographical and deeper community reach.

Debate your perspectives with speakers during a panel discussion.

Design programmes that respond to the findings of recent Forum audits on skills development, research and public engagement.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

MORNING:

Arts, Higher Education and Business creating social, cultural and economic prosperity 

11.00am – 12.00noon: HEARING FROM LEADERS IN THE FIELD

Welcome: Professor Glenn Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull

The University’s approach to partnership with the cultural and business sectors and how the University looks to build its City of Culture legacy.

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Martin Green, Chief Executive & Director, Hull: UK City of Culture 2017. How Hull 2017 has galvanised the Arts, Education and Business Sectors. Legacy planning and how the experience can be shared for the benefit of places outside the City of Culture.

Dominic Gibbons picDominic Gibbons, Managing Director, Wykeland Group. The purpose of and approach to partnership from the business perspective. The pillars for success and what HE and cultural organisations can do better to engage with the business sector.

claire-2Claire McColgan, Director of Culture, Liverpool City Council. Ten years on from European Capital of Culture, what arts, HE and business partnership has done for civic prosperity, and how others can learn from the experience.

See speaker biographies here.

12.00 – 12.45: PANEL DISCUSSION

Chaired by Dr Edward Harcourt, Vice-Chair of Culture Forum North; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), Liverpool John Moores University. Glenn, Martin, Dominic and Claire discuss participants questions and provocations.

12.45 – 13.45: LUNCH AND NETWORKING

AFTERNOON:

Understanding what we’re doing now so we can understand what we should do next

Three audits have been commissioned by the Forum to better understand the HE/culture partnership landscape in the North.  The audits explore the level of partnership working in each of the Forum’s three priority themes, Research, Cultural & Creative Skills and Public Engagement.

A series of afternoon workshops invite participants to devise project proposals that respond to the opportunities identified through the audits.  These proposals will inform the next stage of Forum activity.

13.45 – 14.30: AN INSIGHT TO AUDIT FINDINGS  

Building Cultural & Creative Skills

How cultural organisations and universities strengthen sector skills through partnership programmes.

The potential of small arts organisation/HE partnership

How relationships between small arts organisations and universities are perceived, developed and valued.

Understanding, accessing and adding to relevant research

The collation and interpretation of academic research and how it can be better shared.

14.30 – 15.30: WORKSHOPS

Participants join one of three workshops to respond to the key questions, challenges and opportunities revealed through the audits and develop appropriate project proposals that will inform future Forum activity and funding bids.

15.30 – 16.30: REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING

Note:  We are requesting a £12 contribution towards refreshments.  If you are an individual artist or small organisation with limited funds, and wish to be considered for a travel and refreshment bursary, please let me know.  

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