Join us to contribute to some work the RSA is doing as they seek to improve understanding of the role that arts organisations play nationally and in their communities.
The main business of the meeting will be to contribute to work the RSA is doing as part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations.
This inquiry is seeking to improve understanding of the role that arts organisations play nationally and in their communities – who they serve and how - and then to craft recommendations as to how this role can be strengthened through policy change and practical support. The RSA is the dissemination partner to the Inquiry and is keen for Fellows to provide evidence the enquiry.
As a first step the Performing Arts Network is being asked to consider the research questions and the implications of the Inquiry:
What do we mean by the civic role of arts and cultural organisations?
What is the history of this activity in the UK?
What activities does the civic role encompass?
What initiatives have been developed to support and encourage arts organisations to develop their civic role?
To what extent are arts and cultural organisations currently engaged in this relevant activity?
Please book your place at the top of the page. Any questions, email the Network Lead, Jackie Elliman FRSA: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to contribute to the inquiry but are unable to join us on 31 October, you can fill out this online form.
Location: Oval House, 52 - 54 Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SW
This meeting is for FRSAs with a professional involvement in the many areas of the performing arts sector - drama, music, performance, live arts, immersive theatre, story telling etc etc. We very much hope you are able to join us to add your insights to this project.
The Performing Arts Network also organises events for the wider Fellowship, performances that demonstrate the many ways in which our work enriches society. For example, on 10 October, the Alchemy Project presented work that used Dance to alleviate mental health issues.
On 7 November, there is a showcase of Spare Tyre's "The Garden", an immersive work for dementia sufferers (sold out).