Arts Connect

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Breakout session given by Culture Shift was part of the Cultural Commissioning National Seminar in London on the 6th June 2014.

Find out more about Cultural Commissioning Programme. http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/public-services/cultural-commissioning-programme

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Arts Connect

  1. 1. Arts Connect Catherine Orbach & Julia Roberts, Culture Shift
  2. 2. Negotiating the Commissioning Process • East Sussex Commissioning  Grants Prospectus • Meet the Commissioner Events • Identifying our place in relation  to the prospectus outcomes
  3. 3. 2013 Prospectus Outcomes • Advocacy • Living Well and stroke support • Person centred support for people with learning disabilities and autism • Improved wellbeing, confidence and resilience of people at risk of significant  harm from anti‐social behaviour or targeted harassment              • Improving mental health through cultural activity  • Children’s Centre services to improve outcomes for young children and their  families with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged • Health improvement
  4. 4. The detail • Person centred support that promotes choice and control,  personalisation and good communication and user led approaches • Understanding of needs, goals and preferences • More parents and carers have improved understanding of person centred approaches • Person centred support for people who are the most excluded or face  additional barriers to inclusion • Developing their links with local community and develop friendships and relationships based on  their preferences and personal interests • Services that develop and promote their gifts and abilities
  5. 5. What are the issues as we see it? • Money  • Transport • Lack of independent choice • Isolation • Transition  • Arts provision – patchy • Learning disabled friendly arts organisations • Managing own health
  6. 6. Arts Connect • 10 week arts courses in arts venues in Bexhill, Eastbourne and Lewes • People working alongside lead artist in a supported environment, on  a weekly basis, in inspirational venues • Volunteer scheme ‐15 volunteers across 3 programmes  • Stakeholder engagement and arts audit
  7. 7. Additional public health outcomes • Track health and wellbeing • Health related focus to  showcase • Healthy eating • Journeys
  8. 8. Who else is involved? De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill,  Birley Centre, Eastbourne College  All Saints Centre, Lewes
  9. 9. Starting a Conversation Arts  People People from  Local  Authorities Learning  Disability  Organisations
  10. 10. Relationships with places & people
  11. 11. Film: A perfect day
  12. 12. Group dynamics
  13. 13. Exercising mind and body
  14. 14. Becoming an arts audience
  15. 15. A sense of self
  16. 16. Self expression People pushing  us around And getting up  in the morning I hate it
  17. 17. Real inclusion, maintaining quality 
  18. 18. Continuing the conversation • Celebration and Finale Event • Feedback from participants,  carers, stakeholders  • Arts Award • Portfolios, CDs, DVDs • Next steps
  19. 19. For more info Catherine Orbach Catherine@cultureshift.org.uk Julia Roberts juliarobertsbrighton@yahoo.co.uk

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