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Our Society for Dudley Arts Council

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This presentation was used to introduce Our Society at the AGM of Dudley Arts Council at Stourbridge Town Hall on 14 December 2011. It is based on a presentation created by Sophie Ballinger and Emma …

This presentation was used to introduce Our Society at the AGM of Dudley Arts Council at Stourbridge Town Hall on 14 December 2011. It is based on a presentation created by Sophie Ballinger and Emma Lees, I simply added some Dudley stuff!

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Who are we? Supported by @juliandobson @johnpopham @sospot @dosticen @davidwilcox @LadyLowe @watfordgap @philralph
  • 3. How did we start?
    • Day 1: 1 blog post
    • Day 2: 4 people in a café
    • Day 4: Online forum launched
    • Day 12: 100 people attend event
    • July 2011: 20,000 web visits to online forum
    • Today: 594 members
    • … all pretty much for free
  • 4. Limited resources
    • Spend to date: approx £129 online costs, travel, CDX support
    • Freebies: Venues & food, eventbrite, logo/brand, goodwill…
  • 5. From north focus to Our Society
    • Started as Big Society in the North
    • Interest from Dudley, the South West and other areas
    • Wanted to step away from and challenge the Big Society label
  • 6. Is Big Society a “dead parrot”? I’m not an ex parrot!
  • 7. Challenge: Identity v. ownership
    • We are not an organisation
    • Individual opinion
    • Clear mission statement
    • Links to local networks
    • Save the baby!
  • 8. Our Society in Dudley Borough
    • LSP sign up
    • Our Society Steering Group
    • Our Society Planning Group
    • In job descriptions and work plans
  • 9. Our Society in Dudley Borough
    • Activity to test change and develop evidence
    • Working with senior decision-makers
    • Visit from Cabinet Office
    • Voluntary Sector Network event
    • Celebrating community activity
    • Developing Dudley Council’s approach
  • 10. Community Rights project
  • 11. Community Rights project
  • 12. Our Society: A Guide
    • Policy context and drivers, vision and approach
    • Identifying existing and new social assets
    • Rethinking structures as networks/systems
    • Changing roles
    • Methods (toolkits, frameworks, knowledge hub)
    • Practical steps which Dudley can take
  • 13. Community Lover’s Guide
  • 14.  
  • 15. Social Spaces game
  • 16. Social Spaces game
  • 17. Arts groups and citizens can do this together
  • 18. 1. Arts groups can do this in partnership 2. Support we would like…
  • 19.
    • @dosticen
    • [email_address]
    • 01384 573381
    Join Our Society: www.oursociety.org.uk Join the local discussion: www.oursocietydudley.org.uk