Cultural Network Group

Boomtown 2017
Boomtown 2017

The next meeting of the Cultural Network group is scheduled for Monday 16 April at 6pm in the cafe area of Theatre Royal Winchester.  The topic is 'What makes a great festival?'.

Whether you are involved in a large or small event, join us for this panel discussion with organisers of some of Winchester's major festivals to learn useful tips and ideas on how to make your events inventive and successful, or just find out how their events come to life.

The event is free but you will need to register at Eventbrite or by contacting chussey@winchester.gov.uk.

 

February's meeting saw Simon Jutton from the Arts Council speak about Grants for the Arts.

Simon Jutton is a Senior Relationship Manager at the Arts Council in the South West and the lead contact for Hampshire.  He leads the work with children and young people and on diversity.

A condensed version of Simon's presentation is available in the Documents section of this page.

 

The Cultural Network Group

Every second month, local cultural and creative organisations and practitioners have the opportunity to come together to discuss common themes and challenges, and to offer peer-to-peer support as part of an extended team.

The network provides a platform for information sharing, collaborative working, joint funding bids and lobbying. Each meeting is organised by a different cultural organisation in the District, and in a different venue. Winchester Science Centre, the Chesil Theatre and Jewry Street’s Art Café are among those who have hosted events. It is free to attend.

The development of a local network was a recommendation in the Council’s 2014 Cultural Strategy, called Culture, Innovation and the Creative Economy.

Attendance at network events is open to all those with an interest in arts and culture. The mailing list is held by the Council.  To be added to the list please contact Carol Hussey on 01962 848 196 or email chussey@winchester.gov.uk.