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. [gview...

Read More

Innovative Intrinsic Impacts Study released

How Audiences and Visitors are Transformed by Cultural Experiences in Liverpool In this collaborative pilot study, eight arts and cultural organisations in Liverpool (acting together as the Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium, or LARC) surveyed audiences and visitors about the impacts of their experiences over the 2009-10 season. This report discusses the range of findings with respect to audiences’ ‘readiness to receive’ the art and the six constructs of intrinsic impact:  captivation, emotional resonance, spiritual value, intellectual stimulation, aesthetic growth and social bonding.  The results of the study have stimulated conversations about artistic programmes, audience engagement, customer service and other topics, and also helped to advance a longer arc of learning about impact assessment underway in the U.K., U.S. and Australia. Together with the wide range of smaller cultural organisations and other major venues in Liverpool, LARC represents a cultural infrastructure that is among the best of any of the major English regional cities. For this project, Baker Richards Consulting worked in partnership with WolfBrown, combining significant experience across research, data analysis and marketing in the cultural sector. WolfBrown has pioneered the development of this type of research in the cultural sector in the US and this would be a groundbreaking study for the arts in the UK. WolfBrown helps foundations, government agencies and non-profit organizations understand their potential and fulfill the promise of their missions. Documents  Intrinsic Impacts Pilot Study Report, June 2011 Press Release: Intrinsic Impacts    ...

Read More
Designed by Defnet Media | Powered by Defnet Media