SECIF Past Events

Creative, Cultural and Sport Apprenticeships

Date: Information Day Friday, 18th May 2012
Venue: LGA London

Agenda

10.00 Registration and freshments
10.30 Welcome and Introductions Cllr. Flick Rea, Chair of the LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board
Simon Eden, Chief Executive, Winchester City Council
10.45-11.00 The Skills policy landscape and the cultural and sport sector Philip Mind, LGA
11.00-11.20 The Skills scene and apprenticeships Skills Councils (Sport Active, CCSkills, Skillset)
11.20-11.40 Royal Opera House apprenticeship scheme Lowri Jones, Apprenticeships and Work Experience Co-ordinator
11.40-12.00 Questions and breakout Simon Eden, Chief Executive, Winchester City Council
12.00-12.20 Reading's Cultural Academy Lisa Pearce, Culture and Sport Development Manager, Reading Borough Council
12.20-12.40 Apprenticeships in Urban South Hampshire Jane Bryant, Chief Executive, Jay Michelle-Mendivil, Artswork
12.40-13.00 Pinewood work experience Darrienne Price, Business and Operations Manager, Screen South
13.00-13.30 Questions and close Simon Eden, Chief Executive, Winchester City Council
13.30 Lunch and networking

CASE - Culture and Sport Evidence

Date & Time: 21 March 2012
Venue: Winchester Discovery Centre

Making the CASE for Culture and Sport, March 21st, Winchester Discovery Centre

10 people attended the CASE information day at the Winchester Discovery Centre by kind permission of Hampshire County Council. Presentations from the day can be found on the SECIF website.

CASE is a joint strategic research programme led by the DCMS, working with the Arts Council England, English Heritage and Sport England. It uses a range of research methods and analysis to produce briefings, reports and resources designed to inform the development of policy in culture and sport. Its overall aim is to strengthen our understanding of how best to deliver culture and sporting opportunities of the highest quality to the widest audience generating the best outcomes for society.

The day was an informative session on how to use the CASE local profile toolkit to research local, cultural and sport information to provide evidence to support culture and sport programmes. James Doeser from the Arts Council's Research team gave us an overview of the Cultural evidence tool kit and links can be found here:

James was followed by Jon Horne from Sport England who spoke about the Sports local profiles toolkit which has recently been updated.

Sport England's Community Sport: In it for the Long Run Toolkit is a new online resource aimed at helping local authorities prepare and plan for the challenges and opportunities they face: http://www.sportengland.org/support__advice/local_government/in_it_for_the_long_run.aspx

The latest version of the Local Sport Profile Tool has been published on Sport England's website. The profiles which pull together data relating to participation, facilities, health, economy at local authority level with relevant comparators, were first released in September 2010 and this is the second update after positive feedback from partners

The main features of the new profiles include updated:

  • APS5 data and combined APS4/5 data
  • Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010
  • Health Profiles 2011
  • Clubmark 2012 data
  • Inclusion of the latest Local Enterprise Partnerships profiles
  • Introduces Latent Demand data and a number of cosmetic changes aimed at making the tool more user-friendly.

You can find the latest Local Sport Profile tool at: Sport England - Local Sport Profile Tool

Sport England has developed nineteen sporting segments to help us understand the nation's attitudes to sport, their motivations and barriers. You can view Sport England's online Market Segmentation resource at: http://segments.sportengland.org/

Charles Freeman then gave us a short overview of the South East Cultural and Creative Opportunities Framework he has been piloting in Urban South Hampshire. The project aims to provide tools, guidance and data which would help policy makers understand how the cultural and creative sectors contribute to economic development and quality of life. It is based on a Geographic Information System so is a useful planning tool and will soon be transferred to the Town and Country Planning Association. It will be interesting to see how they develop it.

The final reports for the Urban South Hampshire pilot can be found at:

Documents/presentations available to download from the day below:


Strategic Commissioning

Date & Time: 5 October 2011, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Venue: Arts Council England, Great Peter Street, London

Strategic Commissioning is here to stay and offers the sector huge opportunities and at the same time poses real challenges. Traditionally culture and sport have been good at delivering outputs for Adults' and Children's Services, Health and Social Services. From getting people back into work to removing the barriers to educational attainments and positively affecting mental health and physical wellbeing, the examples of successful cultural projects are too numerous to mention. But the sector needs to change how it operates if it is to meet the needs of Commissioners and take advantage of these new opportunities.

The recent White Paper on Open Public Services talks about 'Open Commissioning' and choice, diversity of provision, fair access and a strengthened role for local authorities. In this new world of Strategic Commissioning with its focus on outcomes rather than outputs, how do small cultural and sport organisations get to know about the opportunities, let alone tender for the work? How do cultural professionals help them to be informed and to use the right language to be successful?

This day on Strategic Commissioning will give you a practical hands-on look at Commissioning across local services, both from the point of view of Commissioners and Commissionees. You've heard the theory - but how does it work in practice?

If you are interested in signing up for this free day, please send your details to Bee Ambrose, Winchester City Council, bambrose@winchester.gov.uk


Evolution or Revolution - New Models of Delivery for Culture, Leisure and Sport

Date: March 23 2011
Venue: BIS, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Draft Programme

Summary of Workshops

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PUSH - A partnership for culture - Simon Eden

The Commissioning Model - Paula Murray

Time to Trust - Peter Kilkenny

Joining the Dots