At the event we were joined by over 180 colleagues including the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, What Next? members, Artists who ran commissions, Advisory Panel members and RSA fellows.
Place, Politics, Power: agenda and films
Matthew Taylor – Chief Executive, RSA
Introduction to the Inquiry
Andrew Barnett – Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)
The Inquiry’s first findings
Simeon Yates and Sue Potts – The Institute of Cultural Capital
Context and reactions from the What Next? commissions
Lizzie Crump – National Strategic Lead, What Next?
Andrew Barnett, Simeon Yates, Sue Potts, Lizzie Crump
Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture
Break and refreshments
Breakout conversations (five groups)
Semantics: What do you understand by ‘the civic role of arts organisations’?
Practice: How do you identify good practice?
Gaps: What is missing from current practice?
Benefits: What is the meaningful return from developing a stronger civic role?
Missing issues: What have we missed and who are we missing?
Reports from the conversations
Reflections and summary of each conversation
Andrew Barnett and Lyn Gardner
The event trended on twitter with the hashtag #CivicRoleArts.