Arts Partnership Lab – inspiring connections

We had a fabulous day at The Arts Partnership Lab on 13th Feb 2019, organised to mark the end of our current 2 year Arts Council funding. With a host of speakers, engaging activities and in-depth discussions, delegates had a chance to make new connections for cross-sector partnerships.  After a presentation about Creative Nottingham North and the work we’ve been doing over the last 3 years, we had 5 minutes ‘soapbox moments’ from
Rick Hall, Ignite!;
Nicola Curzon, Bulwell Arts Festival;
Natelle Morgan Brown, Nottingham Contemporary;
Andy Franzkowiak, Shrinking Space;
Karen Hunter, Evolve CIC;
Hannah Stoddart, Radford Care Group ArtSpeak;
Rachel Williams, Libraries;
Ed Boott, Nonsuch;
Vikki Jones, UK Young Artists,
Alma Solarte-Tobon, City Arts;
Jess Ashley, Dance 4 and
Stephen Barker from Creative Quarter Nottingham!

A packed morning! After a delicious lunch thanks to Crocus Cafe, the Afternoon Choice sessions asked key questions:

Children and Young People
How do we ensure arts and community organisations in Nottingham are meeting the needs of Nottingham’s young people?

Arts, Health and Wellbeing
How do we imagine the cultural, health and community sector can come together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Nottingham?

Place 
How do we imagine a future where creative neighbourhoods flourish?

I’ve got reams of flipchart paper, maps and information cards to type up and distribute – but for now, I’d just like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who came along and contributed to a really fantastic event.

The delegate list is available here

Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation, chaired by Alex Norris MP, is submitting a new Project Grant application to The Arts Council as we want to keep nurturing all the great creative projects and partnerships that are inspiring arts champions across Nottingham North to make great work happen!