Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes

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Breakout session given by Paul Kelly & Paul Hartly 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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Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes

  1. 1. Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes
  2. 2. Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes Brierfield in Pendle, Lancashire •2 miles outside Burnley, 1 mile from Nelson •Historic Mill town, first opening in1832 •Early 18th Century growth sparked by • Leeds Liverpool Canal development and • Preston to Colne railway link •Brierfield Mill closed 2006 •Quaker movement connections and history
  3. 3. Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes Brierfield in Pendle, Lancashire •Population of 6,000 people •Diverse community • 34 % Pakistani •36% economically inactive • UK average 26% • 10% of working age population never worked •23% long-term illness • UK average 18%
  4. 4. Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes Brierfield in Pendle, Lancashire •Area of predominately small terraced housing •Housing mix limited • e.g. only 3 % detached properties • multi-occupancy issue •11% households vacant • 3 times national average •Area of long-term housing focus and support •Housing Market Renewal pathfinder area till 2011 •Collapse of that programme left a policy void •Community engagement / empowerment lacking
  5. 5. Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes Brierfield in Pendle, Lancashire •LCC Cultural Services context •Library at the heart of the community •Could the Library become a focal point for creative thinking around the future of the neighbourhood
  6. 6. Cultural commissioning to deliver place-based outcomes Brierfield in Pendle, Lancashire •Commissioning Brief agreed for an artist led approach to the neighbourhood - 2011 •In-situ responded to brief and formed •Two year agreement struck •Base established in Library •Collaborative approach nurtured •Challenging context pushed • For the Library • For the Local Authorities • For the Artists

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