( Wednesday 15 June, 11am – 3pm, The Sound Rooms and on Zoom)
A lot has happened since the ABCD Plan for Cultural Recovery in Brighton & Hove was published at the end of 2020. The world has changed, although the pandemic is still with us, and we’ve all learnt and experienced a great deal.
It’s a good moment to reflect, but mainly to look forwards, so we’re holding an open session – both for those who have been involved in ABCD so far, and those who might be new to the conversation. As Norman Cook says, we’re the ones who are Right Here, Right Now, so we’re the ones who can make a difference. The meeting will be a chance to refresh the direction of ABCD and to input into how choices and decisions are made about the future of culture in the city.
It will be an Open Space session, so the agenda gets set by participants on the day (see this blog by facilitators the hub about how Open Space works). Feel strongly about what the priorities should be? Got an idea about how we can collaborate more effectively? A provocation for the sector at large? Brilliant. Bring your thoughts, and invite your peers to explore them with you. Not got a specific idea, but keen to debate the future? That’s great too.
Creative and cultural organisations, businesses and workers interested in where next for culture in our city, and how we get there.
You can take part in person or online, with dedicated facilitators for each group. We have a limited number of small bursaries for freelancers, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and there is an access budget to support people with particular needs.
Please register here, by Monday 13 June.
If you have any questions, contact Polly Gifford, ABCD Programme Manager, [email protected]
We hope you can join us.
ABCD Governance Group:
Erin Barnes, Independent Producer
Louise Blackwell, Co-Director, LOOKOUT Brighton
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Festival
Tarik Elmatouwakil, Artistic Director, Marlborough Productions
Cath James, Artistic Director, South East Dance
Jane McMorrow, Director, Creative Futures
Marina Norris, What Next? B&H
David Sheppeard, Executive Director, Marlborough Productions
John Varah, Director, Same Sky