RSA Bath: West of England Cultural Compact

Fellowship Event

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Online

  • People & place
  • Communities
  • Arts and society

We’re continuing the series of events bringing the RSA community of Bath Fellows together online to connect, check in and to hear from different speakers.

For December's event, hosted by co-chairs Dr Penny Hay & Leslie Cuthbert FRSA, we will be in conversation with Rebecca Di Corpo and Sarah James about West of England Cultural Compact.

Rebecca has been managing place-based strategic initiatives for the Higher Education sector for over a decade, in Australia and the UK. She is currently based in External Affairs at Bath Spa University where she helps shape and convert ideas into partnership projects. In 2021 she worked with regional and local government and wider partners to set up the West of England Cultural Compact. Together, they developed the region’s first cultural strategy. Rebecca’s early career in the performing arts paved the way for projects of game-changing intention and scale with all kinds of people, in all kinds of places in this complex and fascinating ever-shifting contexts of city and regional development.

Sarah, originally Visual Arts trained, has held both director and senior programme management roles in international and national arts and cultural organisations for 15 years, including the Royal Opera House, Arts Council England, English Heritage, and Alexandra Park and Palace. For 7 years, she co-produced an international outdoor arts and circus festival in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, which regularly attracted audeinces in excess of 80,000 audiences. Sarah has worked across the South West, including Dorset, Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath and North East Somerset, most recently as Director of Creativity Works in Radstock. In previous roles, she has been involved in research and delivering Cultural Strategies and their action plans for Dorset Council and Plymouth City Council.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and join in a conversation around arts and culture. 

Everyone is welcome, Fellows and non-Fellows.

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