Arts & Culture sector - Promoting sustainability, resilience and value

A free event designed to explore new ways of increasing resilience across the sector. Areas for discussion include:

- Exploring new ways of working

- Gaining insights from those delivering differently across the sector, including innovative delivery and collaborative models that attract investment

- Considering how services and the wider sector can demonstrate impact and value

The event is aimed at local authority commissioners, service managers and staff, leaders of social enterprise and charities and those who fund the sector.

An exciting list of speakers includes:

Pippa Jones, Director, Create Gloucestershire

Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive Officer at The UK Association for Music Education - Music Mark

Matt Little, Head of Impact and Research, Real Ideas Organisation

Sarah James, Chief Executive at The Arts Development Company

Ciara Eastell OBE, former Chief Executive Officer at Libraries Unlimited (TED talk, via video)

Erica Crump, Partner, Charity and Social Enterprise, Bates Wells LLP

Mark Bandalli, Managing Consultant, Mutual Ventures

A representative from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will also be speaking.

Date and Time

Fri, 11 October 2019, 09:30 – 15:00 BST


Victoria Hall, Reading Town Hall, Reading, RG1 1QH

The event will commence at 10am, with registration and coffee from 9.30am.

Please note that due to limited places, each organisation is restricted to 2 tickets.

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