CULTURE CUMBRIA BOARD MEETING 14.00ish, 27th November 2009 CREA This will be a short meeting following lunch at the AGM Agenda 1. Welcome, introductions, apologies. 2. Election of Chair. 3. Co-options. (Attached) 4. Minutes of meeting of October 12th. (Attached) 5. Update on Budget and finances – NJ 6. Update on research into cultural development agency models - Kate Whitmarsh 7. Seminar programme – NJ 8. Feedback from the ‘Developing the Cumbria Cultural Youth Offer’ : Partnership Forum Event 19/10/09 - M Riches 9. Creative Ambassador Programme - M Riches 10. New Stakeholders (Attached) 11. Dates of future meetings 14th January 2.00pm 18th March 2.00pm 13th May 2.00pm 15th July 2.00pm 30th September 2.00pm 25th November AGM 10.00am Co-Options The Board now consists of Bruce Bennison X Julie Tait X Margaret Riches X Kate Whitmarsh X Maggie Toner-Edgar X Alex McCroskie Adam Sutherland Andrew Lucas Richard Foster Mark Beveridge Peter Tyas Taylor Nuttall Sandra Wood + 7 new members (Membership expiring November 2012) Those marked (X) were elected for 3 year terms, expiring Nov 2011. The remaining members will be required to stand down (and seek re-election if they wish) at the next AGM. Julie Tait has asked if her place can be taken by Jan Shorrock. The Board has accepted such changes in the past. The Board is asked to approve this. There is space in the constitution to co-opt up to 8 additional members. Last year Karl Creaser (English Heritage) and David Gaffney (ACE) were coopted and the Board is asked to consider whether is wishes to re-new those co-option and if there are any further co-options that they would like to make at this time. Culture Cumbria Special Board Meeting 12/10/09 Minutes Present Harriet Smithson, Imelda Winters-Lewis, Richard Foster, Maggie Toner-Edgar, Bruce Bennison, Taylor Nuttall, Kate Whitmarsh , Sandra Wood, Alex McCroskie, Nick Jones, David Vaughan, Hilary Wade, Euan Cartwright Apologies Margaret Riches, Julie Tait, Minutes of Previous Meeting Agreed Matters Arising 1. The board discussed how best to deal with the appointment of a new chair it was felt that ideally: We should have a chair and has good contacts etc Role of CuCu and hence of the chair more important given the challenges that the sector faces Appoint someone who is independent, and can give an overview Board needs to give this some thought. DV offered to stay on as an interim chair to give the board an opportunity to consider replacement. 2. European seminar 4th December at Rawnsley Hall Keswick. Future options for Culture Cumbria Kate Whitmarsh provided a summary of her findings about Oxford Inspires, NGI, Highland Arts, Culture Kernow and LARK. The preliminary finding emphasised the difference in the approaches in the various areas and the extent to which these reflected the needs of those areas and the funding relationships between the partner organistions. The most important issue is to understand what people “will bite your hand off for” locally The next step is for the report circulated to the new board. There remain some gaps to fill, and more information is required on funding. The summary of the research could then be used to inform the debate at the next board meeting and determine what the priorities are for Cumbria. Bruce would have a meeting of LADA officers to cover the same ground. The chair would report to the AGM to cover this as work in progress. Not being all things to all men. There was concern that in the financial crisis that is likely to beset many cultural agencies there may be an opportunity for consolidation and sharing between existing organisations. It was suggested that a map of existing orgaisation could be drawn up for the dicussion at the board. Past Present and future for cultural tourism Alex and Sandra lead a discussion around the need to ensure that the successful partnership between CT and CuCu needed to evolve now that Cultural Tourism had been mainstreamed within CT. CT doesn’t want to act in isolation but it was important to avoid duplication of functions. The cultural tourism steering group might be reformed so that it comes from across the sector rather than being a sub group of the board. Need to augment the activity of CT to strengthen the message about culture in Cumbria. The NWDA – is keen to establish priorities for development in the sector in Cumbria and CT needs input from the sector to guide them. The Marketing group is an essential part but needs to be broadened in its membership. There will continue to be a need for Advocacy of the importance of culture to the county Lobbying for importance of culture to tourism Case building for funding Vision – establishing priorities It was suggested that this has a significant ovelap with the previous debate in we might seek to resolve the two issues at the same time. Date of Next Meeting 17th November at CREA after the AGM Stakeholder Applications NAME:Tazeem Abbas ADDRESS:The Lough Thurstonfield Carlisle CA5 6HB I am interested in and my be affected by the work of Culture Cumbria and wish to be kept informed of events and developments relating to Culture in Cumbria. NAME:Jonathon Green - Gen Manager. ADDRESS:Rydal Hall. Rydal, Ambleside, LA22 9LX We are interested in becoming associated with yourselves and would like further details.