Connecting with culture in Highland & Islands

Registration: 12.00 | Event 12.00 - 13.00



Connecting with Culture in Highland & Islands - Finding common ground: how creative partnerships can work for your organisation.

Digital Event | 5 October 2021 | 12noon

Building Capacity: Developing Skills (BCDS) is a new programme of networking, peer-to-peer learning, and training, delivered through regional and national forums and events. We’re delighted to share with you the first of a series of BCDS regional events that have been developed to support finding new ways of working as part of recovery and renewal from the coronavirus pandemic.

This event is for business and public sector professionals or individuals who want to learn about the benefits, value and return of establishing partnerships with the culture sector

The speakers for this event are:

-              Kirsty Leiper from Fred. Olsen Renewables who has recently worked in partnership with the Nairn Book & Art Festival

-              Deirdre Curley from the Sligachan Hotel in Portree, who the sponsoring partner in a collaboration between the Skye Events for All (SEALL), in their Festivals of Small Halls.

It aims to showcase the value, and to support the development of cross-sector partnerships, by demonstrating how these collaborations can help businesses and public sector professionals based in Highland & Islands meet their economic, people and social objectives. This includes sharing live case study examples of cross sector partnerships that have received funding from the Culture and Business Fund Scotland.

The case studies of exemplar cross-sector partnership working will include examples of local partnerships and /or projects tackling challenges or opportunities that are relevant to the area. Sponsorship consultant Alice Samtoy will also provide a short provocative session on the power of partnerships, and the value and return that they can bring for all involved. There will also be an opportunity to network and ask questions.

Delivered through partnership with key local partners and agencies, this short digital event will provide information about the potential of partnership working with the cultural sector – the mutual and reciprocal benefits as well as those for the wider local community. 

The outcomes from discussions will be shared at a subsequent event for arts & heritage organisations based in H&I the following week on 12 October 2021, to ascertain if there is a need and appetite to create a cross business and culture sector forum as a space to support a collective understanding of the development needs and opportunities in the region.

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