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  1. 1. Creativity, Community and the Arts: fostering collaboration HCT AD Women’s College 24 th February 2011
  2. 2. Creativity, Community and the Arts: fostering collaboration Dave Harte Birmingham City University [email_address] twitter.com/daveharte
  3. 3. Birmingham City University <ul><li>School of Media and Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism, Television, Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Master in Arts Social Media </li></ul>
  4. 4. Today <ul><li>What is the role that Arts and Creativity can play in supporting community cohesion and collaboration? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of digital technology and social media? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Communities <ul><li>Communities of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of Location </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Cohesion <ul><li>The role of digital in supporting my community </li></ul>
  7. 14. Bournville <ul><li>Diverse community sharing same location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quaker, Christian, Muslim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionals </li></ul></ul>
  8. 15. Bournville is special <ul><li>Buildings cannot be changed </li></ul><ul><li>No Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Local council </li></ul><ul><li>Want to preserve the past …. </li></ul>
  9. 18. Communities under pressure <ul><ul><li>Smaller state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Localism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift to self-organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less funding, more volunteering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in enterprise and jobs </li></ul></ul>
  10. 19. Bournville is connected <ul><li>Traditional Media not interested </li></ul><ul><li>Local websites have news and opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Support cohesion in the community </li></ul>
  11. 24. <ul><li>http://openlylocal.com/hyperlocal_sites </li></ul>
  12. 25. Digital Media
  13. 26. Digital Media <ul><li>Publishing on the internet is easy and cheap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wordpress, flickr, youtube, twitter, facebook etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost is low, impact can be high </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bournvillevillage.com = $5 a month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Media connect us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>twitter, facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local causes can have global audiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cadbury/Kraft </li></ul></ul>
  14. 27. Digital Media <ul><li>Sharing our stories with other communities </li></ul><ul><li>Share our way of working </li></ul><ul><li>Share our creativity </li></ul>
  15. 28. Bournville <ul><li>Bournville is a strange place </li></ul><ul><li>We’re using the internet to help keep it that way </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are using ‘digital’ to support cohesion – what is the role of arts and creativity? </li></ul>
  16. 29. Creativity, Community and the Arts: fostering collaboration Amanda Roberts Midlands Arts Centre

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