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ADUK National Seminar on Arts & Resilience

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Venue
The Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre, 4 Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG
Date
2nd December (9.30 – 16.30)
Booking

We have now confirmed the final programme for our next national seminar, taking place in Leicester on 2nd December. Please note that you can book this year using Eventbrite if you wish to pay by credit/debit card by clicking:

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If you wish to be invoiced for the event a PDF booking form is available here:

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If you wish to download a PDF of the full event programme and booking form, please click here:

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Notes from the Chair: Local Cultural Education Partnerships – a view from the field

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Jane Wilson, Chair of AD:uk

As the Culture and Community Manager for Cambridge City Council I have been heavily involved in the set-up of our local cultural education partnership, My Cambridge. The partnership had started before the launch of the Cultural Education Challenge last October, and we had and still are working closely with our local bridge organisation, Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge.

 

The principle of a local cultural education partnership fits very closely with the aspirations and ethics underpinning Arts Development UK, working through arts and culture and building links with other sectors, to achieve wider local aspirations. These principles have been embedded in members’ work for as long as I can remember, not just in relation to education, but also health, community well-being, economic development and more.  Many if not most of you will have been working with arts, culture and education as a core part of your work. Given this, a valid question might well be, what additional benefit comes from setting up a local cultural education partnership?

 

In my conference speech earlier in the year I talked about the increasing importance of local partnerships as a route to resilience. The better we can demonstrate the multiple ways in which arts and culture contribute to successful places, the harder it becomes to remove that value. Working locally is absolutely critical, but it can be very difficult to get local traction from a standing start.

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RawFfest 2016

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Original, quirky and daring, RawFfest showcases the best of youth arts today. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people. The first festival will take place from 18th – 21st August in Newport. More details on our lovely new website here: http://www.rawffest.wales/

Notes from the Chair

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Interesting times indeed. Whichever way you voted in the EU referendum it is clear that we have entered into new and uncertain times. Institutions and structures which had seemed like the permanent backdrop for our work: very much there, important, but not particularly visible (and a little like the governing documents of many charities), are now both centre stage and potentially time limited. Not only EU membership, but many other long term structures and policies of state feel less stable, less secure, less to be taken for granted.

 

So what can our role be? Many of us work either for local authorities or for charities. Directly political action is both inappropriate and inadvisable, but this does not mean we do nothing. We need to think and plan for a landscape in flux.

 

I would like to suggest that there are two main kinds of action we can take.

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Feedback from Creative Industries Federation on Brexit

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The Creative Industries Federation were quick in bringing the sector together to make an early start on considering the implications of Brexit for the cultural and creative industries. Attended by over 150 delegates, including the ADUK Vice Chair Tony Witton and London Regional Coordinator Matthew Couper, the meeting was a useful forum for colleagues to collectively consider the breadth of the implications of leaving the EU and a demonstration of the strength of feeling for working together to protect our industry.

 

Fabrice Montagne, Chief UK and Senior European Economist at Barclays made the following financial predictions:

  • The country will go into recession with firstly production being affected as markets lose confidence followed by a slowdown in consumption as labour markets are affected and household income drops.
  • The level of recession will not be as severe as the financial crash in 2008 and is likely to begin impacting in the early autumn.
  • There is likely to be a cut in interest rates

The net result of the economic turn down is that deficit will get worse. It was noted that this may have been the case regardless of Brexit.

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Sponsor a young person to attend the RawFfest

ADUK-green-A-blockADUK are the lead organisation in a major national youth festival taking place in Wales called RawFfest. RawFfest will offer a festival which is curated and programmes by young people and for young people between the ages of 14 and 25 from Wales and across the UK. We are offering a residential programme that offers a completely immersive opportunity for young people to work together and inspire each other. We hope that it will be life changing.

 

To read more about RawFfest, click here: www.rawffest.wales.

 

If you would like to sponsor a young person (and £15 would pay for a young person to attend a day free of charge) please visit our My Donate website at: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/rawffest

ADUK SE Regional Meeting

ADUK-green-A-blockOn: Monday 27th June, 2-4pm

Venue: The Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB

We are writing to introduce ourselves to you as the ADUK South East representatives and to let you know that it’s time for our South East Regional Meeting! We want to take this opportunity to get to know you and make sure you are getting what you need out of your membership. It will be an informal session in which we will share information about Arts Development nationally and across the region and find out about the opportunities and challenges you are facing locally.

 

So join us for some coffee, cake and conversation! ADUK is a membership organisation and therefore meetings are usually restricted, however if you know of any non-members that you think might be interested in joining us please let us know as guests are permitted to attend for one meeting.

 

Please rsvp to this message by Monday 20th June (so we can make sure there is enough cake) to either of us (at the hyperlinks below).

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Michelle and Lucy

ADUK South East Regional Coordinators

Michelle Moubarak, Development Manager, Canterbury City Council. T: 01227 862 405 or e: Michelle.Moubarak@CANTERBURY.GOV.UK

RawFfest/ GŵylGrai National Youth Festival for Wales

We are delighted to report that the RawFfest website has been launched and is available at www.rawffest.wales  or www.gwylgrai.cymru. The process took quite a while because young people were involved in the whole process but we are all really pleased with it. Have a look and see what you think, and please get involved with this year’s festival, taking place in Newport in August.

DCMS culture plan

DCMSThe DCMS has an annual budget of £1.5b. A new single departmental plan for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport has been published that sets out how government will deliver its priorities by 2020. The vision is ‘Driving growth; enriching lives and promoting Britain to the world’ and there are six key areas:
• Growing the economy
• Connecting the UK
• Encouraging participation
• Sustaining excellence and promoting Britain
• Supporting our media
• Ensuring social responsibility
The plan includes a section on how the DCMS will be working efficiently and collaborating across government departments. Read more here.

Please sign the EBacc parliamentary petition

Cb_D7J5W0AA2ws3The Bacc for the Future campaign team have instigated an official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE) to include expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – it has been signed by over 75,500 people and needs to accumulate 100,000 signatures by 9th May in order to ensure that the EBacc will be debated in the House of Commons.