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Partnership and Collaboration Royal Exchange 2 August 2011

Partnership and Collaboration Royal Exchange 2 August 2011

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Partnership and Collaboration Royal Exchange 2 August 2011
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What value could a regional agency add to yourwork with children and young people?
 Audit, information and advocacy:
One voice
 Add weight – raise awareness
Raising the profile of arts and cultural learning
Lobby the government to keep creativity on the curriculum
Marketing work in a way that ensures the buy-in of teachers
Coordination of marketing / promotion to schools and young peopleQuality and excellence, CPD and networking:
Help us to meet people we otherwise wouldn’t, with space to create newpartnerships
Regional database of contact details for experienced creative's – details of whatthey have done, with whom, etc.
 Advice and support through networks – collective wisdom
Peer review of policy development – the low down
Opportunities to connect more widely with practice within the sector 
Sharing learning and expertise
Share evaluation and learning so we’re not all reinventing the wheel
Common evaluation tools and methods to assess impacts across the board
Find a unified way of measuring the impact / value of arts on young people –tracking through the yearsConnecting sectors, making new links:
Spot / broker working partnershipsCoherence – common practice, language and vision:
Coherence across: the region; art forms; different kinds of organisations – NPOs,private sector, etc.
Oversee a more joined-up approach, with the potential to develop wider progression routes
Identify the gaps in current delivery and help us to fill them
Joint funding bids / coordination
Share physical resources – create pool of cameras, instruments, etc. for projectsacross the sector 
Facilitate shared venue spaces for activities to happenOffering a critical eye, inspiring change:
Sharing and debate event: ‘Thriving Together:Partnership and Collaboration’, Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester), 2 August 2011
Lead and challenge discussions
How would a fantastic bridge organisation operate?
We have useful information and expertise, which we widely share
We genuinely listen, consider and respond
We work broadly with a range of partners
We promise only what we believe we can deliver 
Themed table discussions: What is our ideal futurewhen it comes to ‘Partnerships and Collaboration’?What skills and resources do we already have? Howcan we work together to achieve our goal?
As a sector what are our strengths and what do we need to build on toensure future success and strength?Strengths
Pathways and Signposting
Providing pathways to professionalism
Developing case studies and rigorous evidence about the impact of the work weundertake
Self depreciation
Respectful of organisations unique selling points and areas of specialism
We are flexible
We are resilient
We are strong because we are here today involved in conversations – that showsa strong, inspired sector.
We are good at talking, listening and understanding
Collaborating / Sharing
Sharing information and ideas. Creating an infrastructure for that to take placewithin.
Encouraging talking to each other 
We share the same ideals – talking to young people, reflective, learning andcollaborating.
We offer a range of opportunities for young people
We are great at being creative and innovative – we are experts in problemsolving
We have interesting partnerships with academic partners, for research and skillsdevelopment.
We can be inclusive – access for all children and young people.
We inspire young people to seek brighter futures
We are hard working so we can achieve our aims and support children andyoung people
We have energy and commitment
We are innovative and forward thinking as a sector 
We believe in what we do
We are hard working
We are consistent in our work and focus
Areas to build on
Check out other models of sharing - such as Cool or LARC in Liverpool.
 Act as a collective voice
Share resources
There are already a strong network of forums for collaboration – geographicaland within art forms and target groups. But can we join these separate conversationstogether?
We are an ideas generation and we need to encourage that more
We need to develop opportunities for young people to be leaders
We do and should provide creative and exciting activities
We should be engaging our communities
We build partnerships with schools – problem solving those schools wherecollaboration can be difficult because of setting.
We should be consulting with children and young people
Reaching the ‘hard to reach’ increasing participation
Ownership of lots of youth – led projects.
We already have groups of similar organisations that meet regular to sharepractice and develop the offer across our provision
We have lots of young people focused venues and organisations – but notenough
How can we work together to achieve our ideal future?
We must do this...
Lobbying the government for cultural offers to YP
Common evaluation framework to build evidence for lobbying.
Communication pathways/new evaluation processes/format.
New set of values to measure success and impact.
LISTEN and respond to demand.
Peer evaluation.
Be open with our assets / resources / intelligence
Consultation with users - find the gaps

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