The long term ambition of LARC and the participating partners is to create a sustainable method of working together, both across the arts and culture sector and in partnership with others.
We’re looking to;
- Develop new ways of realising the programming, funding and delivery of an arts and cultural offer of national and international quality and reach.
- Enable and support the diverse range of arts and cultural organisations and activities as well as programming the very best in international culture
- Implement new models of partnership engagement to ensure both the sustainability of the sector and to grow and develop future practitioners and audiences
- Ensure that all audiences are engaged with and benefit from expertise and excellence by exploring a collaborative and coherent evaluation, research and learning and participation offer.
- Assess how the sector currently does business and to explore how things could be done differently and more efficiently in order prioritise investment and put more resources into the arts and cultural programmes
Over the next 2 years we will be working collaboratively to develop an opportunity to celebrate and nurture the creativity, ideas, knowledge and skills of young people. Although initial discussions have branded this a Young Persons “Festival” the ambition for this event (or period of time) is that it is not simply a festival but rather a wider opportunity to learn from, harness and celebrate the creativity and capability of young people. However, partners envisage that at the heart of the offer could be a biennial Young People’s International Arts and Cultural event or showcase embedded into the cultural offer of LARC and other partners taking place during the summer holidays.
LARC and its partners will also be supporting other key projects such as the UNESCO City of Music initiative plus supporting the development of joint audience development activities, culture hack days and digital development programmes.
More bang for your buck – Through developing collaborative programmes LARC and the COoL members are ensuring that the city’s taxpayer is receiving value for money in how we present the city’s cultural activities. By having a collaborative programming approach when presenting spectacular events such as Open Culture’s Light Night, where our glorious city becomes the venue for fun and easy to access cultural activities, we are ensuring that a maximum number of people are engaged in quality arts activities across Liverpool’s venues, galleries, theatres and public spaces.