November 2012 Briefing events for funded organisations

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The briefings aimed to update funded organisations on the changes the Arts Council is going through and discuss how they can help us make a strong case for maintaining public funding of arts and culture in advance of the next Government spending review.

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  • 1. Arts Council briefing eventsNovember 2012Little Girl Giant, Xolo and Uncle Giant leaving Liverpool, as part ofSea Odyssey by Royal de Luxe.Photo: Liverpool City Council/Ant Clausen
  • 2. Agenda and timings for today10:00 Welcome and introduction10:10 The funding environment and making the case10:40 Arts Council updates10:50 National portfolio and Major partner museums11:00 Q&A11:15 Museums funding11:30 Strategic funding12:00 The Arts Council’s organisation review12:30 Close
  • 3. The funding environment• Chancellor’s Autumn statement 5 December• the Arts Council is o preparing the case for investment in arts and culture o refreshing the priorities that sit under the five goals of Achieving great art for everyone o designing next investment strategy o determining the processes to underpin it• an External reference group will work with us
  • 4. Arts Council priorities and investment processes• we will have to do things differently, through more streamlined investment, grant making and application processes and a more focused set of priorities• we will meet our accountability requirements and funding applications that meet our goals and priorities• over the next year we will work with the arts and cultural sector to develop the necessary changes to our priorities and investment processes
  • 5. Making the case for arts and cultureThe cultural sector is a credit to BritainThrough creating great art, building our communities andcontributing to economic growth: o Innovation and regeneration across the country o Building a talent ladder o Promoting the UK on a global stage• We have created a powerful platform for cultural, social and economic growth• The Olympics exemplified the strength of this platform• We have a modest ask to government to allow growth to continue
  • 6. Making the case for arts and culture• The Arts Council will support your communications and engagement work• use messages in our on-going advocacy work• use examples and stories of the work that you doWhat you can do• write your own confident story about how you contribute• use this story with all your audiences• read Measuring the economic benefits of arts and culture and add your economic impact study to the Arts Council blog here http://blog.artscouncil.org.uk/• share the messages with your staff and board• acknowledge your public funding and tell your story
  • 7. Questions and discussionLuton Carnival 2010Photo: Clare Kendal
  • 8. Arts Council updatesChildren and young people• Improving the delivery of arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people: Bridge organisations, Music education hubs, In Harmony, National Youth Dance Company, Artsmark and Arts Award• Raising the standard of art produced for, with and by Children and young people: Quality principles, Qualified music educator, Cultural practitioners qualification
  • 9. Arts Council updatesThe Space• extended by 6 months. A place for artists and arts organisations to produce innovative new work in new formats for digital platformsCreative employment programme• The Skills Academy is the national delivery partner to provide up to 6,500 new apprenticeships, pre- apprenticeships and paid internships in the arts and cultural sector for unemployed people aged 16-24• paid opportunities to gain access to on the job training, skills and experience in the arts and cultural sector
  • 10. Arts Council updatesState of the arts• a series of thought leadership activities providing platforms, content and activities to generate debate or consider ideas and concepts – artistic or policy based – that will shape the future of the sector• more information in 2013
  • 11. Arts Council updatesLibrariesEnvisioning the library of the future• the research will be published in early January 2013• long term vision and framework to support library developmentCommunity managed and community supported libraries• report due January 2013 includes map of current activity; typography of approaches; ten case studies• the report outlines a proposed new approach to libraries working with communities
  • 12. National portfolio and Major partner museumsAnnual reporting and feedback• updating us on your progress with the funding agreement• informing us of changes or developments through your business plan• enabling us to demonstrate how public investment has contributed to the Goals• we are taking measures not to duplicate data already collected in the annual survey
  • 13. National portfolio organisations and Major partnermuseumsEquality plans• from now until March 2013, keep your existing plans in place and monitor progress – at least twice a year• use this period to prepare your new equality plan to start April 2013 onwards• we will be providing as much help as we can, including regional workshopsEnvironmental sustainability requirements• energy and water usage into IG Tools by May each year• Environmental policy and action plan by May 2013• Julie’s Bicycle are providing support and expertise
  • 14. Questions and discussionCirca/ I Fagiolini, How Like An Angel, commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich FestivalPhoto: Chris Taylor
  • 15. Museums fundingRenaissance• to support regional English museums. All four strands of activity have been launched: 16 Major partner museums, Strategic funds, Museums development network and national programmesMuseums and Lottery• benefits in aligning museum development in the Arts Council with Heritage Lottery Funding and national museums• we plan to work together closely in delivering future strategic support
  • 16. Museums fundingWorld War 1 Centenary• a strong coherent arts and cultural response in partnership with the Imperial War Museum• an opportunity to show-case artistic talent and build on experience of 20122012 Legacy• WW1 commemorations provide opportunity to build on the great success of our 2012 activity• the Stories of the world programme that engaged young people
  • 17. Questions and discussionLaunch of the Transform Arts Project at Snibston Discovery MuseumPhoto: John Robertson
  • 18. Strategic fundingCatalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity• for arts organisations to develop a fundraising model to increase capacity and expertise and improve resilience• the £7 million scheme is only open to applications from consortia of organisations• applications of between £60,000 and £150,000• it’s about capacity building - there is no match funding element• developing capacity around private giving must be the main focus• applicants need to demonstrate a long-term commitment to embedding change in fundraising and business models
  • 19. Strategic fundingStrategic touring programme• open to all arts and cultural organisation, including NPOs, for the touring of arts activity• £8.25 million offered to 33 successful applications across the first four rounds, all six artforms and all nine regions• two further rounds in 2012-13, dates for six further rounds are on our websiteCreative people and places• a £37 million strategic fund prioritising people and places with the least engagement• over £16 million to seven successful consortia applications across the first round• round two is open, decisions announced in April 2013
  • 20. Strategic fundingAudience focus• supporting organisations to be even more focused on attracting audiences• £7.5 million strategic fund launched in November 2011, three major awards were made in the first round• the second round will open in April or July next yearDigital R&D fund for the arts• the £7 million Digital R&D fund for arts is open now• projects that expand audience research and/or develop new business models
  • 21. Grants for the arts for libraries• £6 million between September 2012 and March 2016• to demonstrate our role as a development agency for the library sector and support libraries integration into the Arts Council• to stimulate ambitious partnerships between public libraries, artists and arts organisations and their communities - think bigger and raise their ambitions
  • 22. Questions and discussion Questions and discussionLayers of skin, a touring project from Retina Dance company.Photo: Chris Nash
  • 23. Future operating model and organisation structure
  • 24. Principal changes• 21 per cent reduction in staff numbers across the organisation from 559.5 full time posts to 442 (117.5)• four Executive Directors, reducing from eight, accountable for delivering our strategy with the Chief Executive• five areas covering London, the South East, the South West, the Midlands and the North• 50 per cent cut in property costs through reducing the size but not the number of offices• leadership of art form and cultural policy expertise distributed geographically across the organisation
  • 25. Working togetherMore collaborative working, both internally andexternally, will be at the heart of what we do•our priorities•our investment processes•new ways of working
  • 26. Reviewing our priorities
  • 27. Current priorities: a reminderGoal 1: talent and artistic excellence are thriving andcelebrated• using our investment to ensure excellent art happens• establishing a coherent, nationwide approach to the development of artistic talent, particularly for emerging Local Government Group meeting (NAT) and mid-career artists• supporting an artistically-led approach to diversity in the arts• responding to major opportunities such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to showcase talent and build audiences for excellent art
  • 28. Current priorities: a reminderGoal 2: more people experience and are inspired bythe arts• developing arts opportunities for people and places with the least engagement• strengthening the distribution of excellent art through touring andLocal Government Group meeting (NAT) digital platforms• encouraging funded organisations to be even more focused on attracting audiences
  • 29. Current priorities: a reminderGoal 3: the arts are sustainable, resilient and innovative• promoting greater collaboration between organisations to increase efficiency and innovation• strengthening business models in the arts and helping Local Government Group meeting (NAT) arts organisations to diversify their income streams, including by encouraging private giving
  • 30. Current priorities: a reminderGoal 4: the arts leadership and workforce are diverseand highly skilled• building a network of arts leaders who value sharing their knowledge and skills for the benefit of the arts and civil society Local Government Group meeting (NAT)• creating equal opportunities to enter the arts workforce
  • 31. Current priorities: a reminderGoal 5: every child and young person has theopportunity to experience the richness of the arts therichness of the arts• improving the delivery of arts opportunities for children and young people Local Government Group meeting (NAT)• raising the standard of art being produced for, with and by children and young people
  • 32. What are we trying to achieve?A small set of clear measurable priorities• No more than five to six priorities?• Not a ‘bundling together’ of multiple priorities• Relevant acrossGovernment Group meetinglibraries Local arts, museums and (NAT)• The new priorities will form the basis of our strategic funding and are aimed at gaps not addressed through our other funding programmes which remain focussed on our five goals.Send feedback to priorities@artscouncil.org.uk
  • 33. Thank you