KNOWLEDGE SHARE

Torbay Culture brings together people from across and beyond the cultural sector to explore different aspects of cultural policy and delivery. What we learn informs and inspires our work. We hope you find it useful too.


2019 CULTURE CONFERENCE

Structured around Torbay’s ten-year Cultural Strategy Enjoy, Talk, Do, Be and the Great Place Scheme themes of Building Resilience, Changing Lives, Engaging Audiences and Shaping Place, our conference explored issues that are relevant for Torbay - people and place. Attendees heard from inspirational speakers and learnt more about the changing context in which we are working.

Presentations from the day:

The Art in the Everyday (Celia Atherton OBE)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 (Nerys Watts, National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Everywhere is Somewhere (Stephen Boyce, National Lottery Heritage Fund) - sample images and transcript

Shaping the next ten years: draft strategy 2020-30 (Simon Jutton, Arts Council England)

What are the potential community benefits for a shared space for dance in torbay? (Richard Chappell, Richard Chappell Dance)

Place and Prosperity (Alan Denby, TDA)

Culture = Quality of Life/The Power of Partnership for Arts in Health & Care (Fran Mason, Torbay Council & Cat Radford for Torbay Culture)

People, Place and Purpose (Karen Jones and Jo Colin, Active Devon)


CULTURAL VOLUNTEERING TOOLKIT

Torbay Culture set up the Torbay Culture Ambassadors programme to support arts, culture and heritage organisations and events across Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Its purpose is to champion Torbay and its cultural scene, and to provide a ‘go to’ group of people for those organisations and events that require the valuable support of well-informed, positive volunteers. As part of this programme, we have developed a new Volunteer Toolkit, which shares good practice for cultural organisations that host (or want to host) volunteers:

Volunteer Toolkit

Published February 2019 as part of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme.

CULTURAL TOURISM:
RE-IMAGINED EXPERIENCES, ITINERARIES AND GUIDES

The Cultural Tourism project seeks to motivate more visitors though re-imagined experiences, itineraries and guides across Torbay, South Devon. In this report, research findings are summarised and a new vision is revealed through 4 experience pillars. These will go into testing and formation from Jan-Mar 2019:

Cultural Tourism: Findings & Vision Report

Published December 2018. Any distribution must include the following attribution:

L Gardiner and K Marshall (2018) Cultural Tourism: Motivating tourists with re-imagined experiences, itineraries and guides. Commissioned by Torbay Culture and the English Riviera BID Company, as part of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme – funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.


THE 99: MOTIVATING LOCAL RESIDENTS TO ATTEND ARTS & HERITAGE MORE OFTEN

The 99 project provides insight into the current relationship between local residents and the arts and heritage venues and events in Torbay, South Devon. It reveals key findings on how we can better reach, motivate and sustain mass audience attendance to venues and events across Torbay, South Devon.  

The 99: Final Report

Published November 2018. Any distribution must include the following attribution:

L Gardiner and K Peters (2018) The 99: Motivating local residents to attend arts and heritage more often. Commissioned by Torbay Culture, as part of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme - funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Supporting documents:
Recruitment Survey
Summer Survey
Winter Survey
Pre-Event Survey
Post-Event Survey
Example Attendance Confirmation
Example Observation & Focus Groups Guide


ENTERPRISING APPROACHES

How can organisations and individuals develop a more entrepreneurial approach to achieving their goals? Presentations from our July 2017 event. 

Making Spaces Work - Ed Whitelaw, RIO
Grant Funding As Seed Funding - Claire Honey, RIO
New Commissioning - Jonathan Clitheroe, RIO
Enterprising Models - Jonathan Clitheroe, RIO
Community Shares - Jonathan Clitheroe, RIO







CULTURE: FUNDING SOURCES

Focus on funding, partnership working and income diversification. Presentations and resources from our Jul 2015 event. 

Resources

Presenting Your Case – Big Lottery Fund


CULTURE: LIVING WELL

Our first exploration of culture, health and well-being. Presentations and resources from our Mar 2015 event.

Resources

Dr Derek Greatorex Presentation