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This project is all about supporting cultural organisations and venues across the Bay in their quest to become more sustainable. As a result, we will create a cultural sector that is more resilient and result in a flourishing cultural infrastructure.
Cultural organisations and institutions across Torbay are embarking on new approaches to governance or operation that aim to ensure their sustainability for the long-term, with public funding increasingly uncertain. We are supporting these organisations in this work, in order to develop a cultural sector that will stand the test of time and continue to benefit Torbay's residents and visitors.
We will deliver tailored support and development to Torbay cultural organisations and institutions that are moving into new models of governance or operation. This may include community-led projects, community asset transfer or models which attract new sources of funding. The learning from these exciting new approaches will be shared through the development of resources so other organisations can benefit.
A number of organisations have been identified to participate in this project. We will deliver strategic and organisational development support to:
Through this project, we aim to deliver the following impact:
Expert consultants will be brought on board to meet the specific needs of each organisation. We are currently working with Sholeh Johnson to support Torbay Culture and Arts Network.
The New Models of Governance project is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of Torbay's Great Place Scheme.
December 2017 - April 2018: Support to Doorstep Arts (complete)
January - April 2018: Support to Torbay Culture and Arts Network (underway)
From January 2018: Support to the Palace Theatre (underway)
From March 2018: Support to Paignton Picture House and Brixham Town Council (underway)
August 2018: Review progress to date and plan next steps.