E.g. Is culture and creativityin the LEP or RGF bids? Nuclear þ Agriculture þ Tourism þ Manufacturing þ Food þ Retail þ Third sector (other) þ … Culture ý NO Creative industries ý
If Culture Cumbria can’t becomeeffective it shouldn’t exist No appetite for the old modelThis has to change(a lot) or cease to existCurrent board being given beneﬁt of doubt
Everybody wants something better Everybody agrees on the theoretical ‘need’“We don’t need Culture Cumbria as it has existed. But we do need anorganization to effectively champion culture and creativity in Cumbria.”
People want three functionsfrom Culture Cumbria…Leadership and AdvocacyThe intelligence functionDoing Stuff (that only a collective or partnership can do)WHAT?
Leadership and advocacy…AdvocatePowerfulIntelligent Engaged ChampionAlternative vision Focus High quality Innovative Coordinated
Intelligence function…Developing the ‘proposition’…Identifying efﬁciencies and potential…Making the case that isn’t being made at present.
Doing stuff… Doing what?Coordination of assets + talentCurating of assets + talentShaping/steering arts developmentProfessional developmentCoordinating fundraisingFusion with other sectors/initiatives
Two alternatives… (and one of them is not ﬁt-for-purpose)
The Cultural Dissident Model“No one will pay you to throw stones at them”
Develop ‘proposition’ for 2013Post-OlympicsRealistic lead-inWhat you can do – existing resourcesWhat you could do – additional £££Presented as outputs/evidence
Structure and governanceChairpersonChief ExecutiveBoard members and structureWorking cells/champions
Tasks: (Actions strategic + tasks short-term tactics) Action 1 – Develop and agree the cultural and creative manifestoTask 1 – Write it. Agree it. Support it. Sell it.Action 2 – Select and mandate the leadershipAction 3 – Charge speciﬁc champions or cells with developing initiativesTask 2 – Mandate provisional leadership to engage with CT, CCC, LEP, ACE on your behalfTask 3 – Support champion to submit ACE developmental bid for Jan 2011Action 4 – Start to create a new organizationTask 4 – Start re-creating Culture Cumbria as an organization with new terms of referenceTask 5 – Recruiting members and champions from the creative industriesTask 7 – Identifying likely candidates for the role of ChairpersonAction 5 – Secure investment or it becomes impossibleTask 3 - Support champion to submit ACE developmental bid for Jan 2011Action 6 – Start to develop the intelligence functionTask 6a – Develop the basic proposition for 2013 around the theme of experiencing landscape –by establishing what 2013 could look like – with current resources, + additionalAction 7 – Coalesce around the subject or theme of ‘landscape’Action 8 - Start to coordinate the sector through a ‘proposition’ for 2013Task 6b – Develop the basic proposition for 2013 around the theme of experiencing landscape
ImplicationsStrategy and tacticsTalk is cheapNew name, new brand New ways of working
Tactical deliveryTactical opportunity 1Local Authority CE GroupTactical opportunity 2Regional Growth Fund bidOthers…
ConclusionA simple calculation… Is this worth the effort it will take? If it isn’t lets go home.