Let’s Work Together – sharing and shaping collaboration in the arts

On 21st June, Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium hosted a national conference of leading arts sector figures interested in sharing good practice and some of the critical understanding needed to realise future opportunities for collaboration, both within and beyond the sector.

At the conference members of LARC were able to pass on their learning and experience from the LARC model of collaboration,  alongside speakers such as Clore Leadership programme director Sue Hoyle, Director General of the English-Speaking Union Michael Lake,  Chief Executive of &Co Alison Edbury, Piali Ray the Director of sampad South Asian Arts, DCMS Head of Research Dr Adam Cooper,  Dave Moutrey, Director and Chief Executive of Cornerhouse. Speaker Biographies are available to view online.

The conference was specifically designed to examine:

  • models of leadership in collaborative practice
  • art and artist-led examples of collaborative practice
  • collaboration in rural settings
  • how collaboration can unlock new business models
  • collaboration within the changing public sector landscape
  • plus new methodologies and expectations for demonstrating your case

Each delegate was able to register for a couple of practical workshop sessions, that were designed to encourage open and pragmatic exploration of collaboration models and approaches, which included lessons from Thrive projects from across the country and LARC itself.

The conference programme is still available to download if you would like to see more details from the workshops.

A full conference report will be available shortly,  in the mean time an online resources document has been compiled from the contributions of  a number of the speakers and delegates at the Let’s Work Together conference. You can read it online below or you can download it.

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