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FREE workshop on The Civic Role of Art Organisations: What Happens Next?

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What Next? In partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK branch) are delighted to invite you to a FREE workshop on The Civic Role of the Art Organisations: What Happens Next?  13 July 1.30 -3.30pmThis session is tailored specifically for Rural touring and NRTF members.
The workshop is a chance for you to reflect on the changes and learning that has taken place, craft your organisation inspiring Civic Role vision for the future and outline a commit to action.       

Who is it for?

It is open to all NRTF members, including Scheme staff, promoters, artists and freelancers.
We hope you will come away with:
– A refreshed sense of connection to your works or organisation’s Civic Role.- A clear vision of what your priorities are and where you are on the journey.- Plenty of insight, inspiration, and ideas from your peers.

In 2016, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) launched The Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations in order to promote the valuable role that arts organisations do and could play in their communities. Since then, the relationship between the public and arts organisations has continued to change. More than ever, those receiving public investment need to articulate the value they bring, including to their local communities. The Inquiry has been aiming to connect those that believe that the arts are central to society and want their organisation to play a civic role.
Over the last five years, a lot has changed in the Civic Role narrative. The COVID-19 crisis and its devastating impact on our sector, and across society as a whole has reignited the debate on what it means to be relevant to our communities. Now more than ever, we need a strategic vision for the future which has communities at the centre of artistic practice and the arts at the centre of civic life. Over the last year we have seen how many art organisations were able to mobilise their relationships both within the local arts ecosystem and with wider civil society. There are opportunities to embed the lessons learned and take further action as we move towards recovery. 

The workshop will be experiential and interactive.  

Date:  13 July, 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Via Zoom

Workshops will be captioned. If you have other access requirements, please get in touch to discuss how we can best support you.