Connecting with business and public sector in Highland & Islands

Registration: 15.30 | Event 15.30 - 17.00




Connecting with business and public sector in Highland & Islands - Finding common ground: How to develop effective creative partnerships

Digital Event | 12 October 2021 | 3.30pm

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 arts & heritage organisations, who want to better understand what benefits, value, and return on investment the business and public sectors are seeking through partnership working with the culture sector.

We are delighted to welcome Elly Fletcher from An Lanntair and Stewart Prodger from SEPA – Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Both have interesting experiences to share about their creative relationships; Elly has worked with multiple business partners and Stewart is talking about how he used culture to achieve organisational goals.  

This aims to showcase the value, and to support the development of cross-sector partnerships, by demonstrating how these collaborations can help heritage and arts organisations based in Highland to build capacity to meet their creative, 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 organisations with information about the potential of creative partnership working with the business and public sectors – the mutual and reciprocal benefits as well as those for the wider local community.

The event will also present information gathered on the challenges faced by the business and public sectors, and share the findings of our recent research into the key challenges, development areas and opportunities that have been identified by stakeholders in Highland & Islands.

The outcomes from discussions at breakout sessions will 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, and how Arts & Business Scotland might support this potential need.

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