Events

Masterclass - Future of Cultural Services

Date

21 May 2014

Address

Fleet Place House
2 Fleet Place
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC4M 7RF

Time

09:30:0012:30:00

Sponsored by

carillion logo

Details

With council’s facing increasing budget and demographic pressures, how can we ensure a sustainable future for libraries, leisure centres, the arts, tourism and museums? While they are among the highest valued services in local government, the funding outlook has proved challenging. Can we evidence their contribution to local priorities and ensure a long-term future for this most positive of council services. 

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Programme 

09.30

Arrivals and Coffee

10.00

Chair’s welcome and introduction to the day
Chair: Yinnon Ezra, MBE MA FRSA, Former Chief Officer for Culture and Community Services- currently a "Culture Activist!"

10.10

Welcome from the masterclass sponsor
Speaker: Charles Harvey, Carillion

10.15

Government Perspective: Overview
Speaker: Clare Pillman, Director, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

10.45

Cultural Commissioning
Speaker:
Jessica Harris, Cultural Commissioning Programme

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This session considers the challenges and opportunities for cultural services (arts, museums & libraries) to be commissioned to deliver public service outcomes, drawing on findings from the CCP research phase. It will also cover practical support available through the programme over the next 2/3 years. CCP is funded by Arts Council England to support the cultural sector to engage with public service commissioners, and to raise awareness amongst commissioners of the social value which cultural providers can deliver

11.15

CASE STUDY: London Borough of Ealing
Speaker: Keith Townsend, Executive Director, LB Ealing

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The session will hear how Ealing are working across borough boundaries to share cultural services including Sport and Leisure and Library Services

11.45

CASE STUDY: Suffolk libraries
Speaker: Stephen Taylor, Development Manager for Libraries, Suffolk County Council

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The session will hear how in August 2012 Suffolk County Council set up Suffolk Libraries as an Industrial & Provident Society, a not for profit, independent and charitable organisation to run the service for the benefit of the people of Suffolk

12.15

Q&A Panel

12.40

Chairs Summary and Close

12.50

Lunch