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Who are the successful organisations on the programme?
We are completely delighted to confirm that the cohort is going to be made up of the following diverse and extraordinary organisations; Arnolfini, BALTIC, Barking and Dagenham Library Pen to Print,(inc. Spread the Word) Diverse City, FitzWilliam Museum, Future Everything, Graeae Theatre, Historic Royal Palaces, Heart of Glass (inc. Studio Morison), Heritage Open days (inc. National Trust) Hull Truck Theatre, Inpress, Intoart, Julie’s Bicycle, Libraries Unlimited, Magic Me, National Children’s Orchestras, Paraorchestra and Friends, Peckham Platform, Royal and Derngate Theatre, Royal Opera House, Serious, Sheffield Theatres Trust, Site Gallery, Talawa Theatre Company, Tara Arts, Transform and Turner Contemporary.
We've missed the deadline to apply. Will there be another programme?
We hope so! Change Creation is funded by Arts Council England’s Building Resilience Programme. We’ve had lots of support and interest, and we’ve talked to more than 260 organisations so there is definitely appetite for a future Change Creation programme. Please do keep connected by signing up to our newsletter – we’ll be sharing learning, insight and news on a monthly basis. We promise not to spam!
We’d also love to hear your views on the programme. If you didn’t apply this time round, but would be interested in a future programme and you’ve got four minutes to tell us what you’d like to see, we’ve created a very simple survey with 9 quick questions. Tell us what you think. The survey is here.
What are the learning events and can I attend?
Each organisation on the Change Creation programme is committed to sharing their learning by holding learning events. These events are for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the changes, the challenges, the lessons learned and the insights from the programme.
Each organisation will be holding 3 learning events over the two years, so thats 86 free events that you can attend. The learning events will be published in the ‘Learn with us’ section of this website as and when they are confirmed, so make sure you take a look. You can also sign up to our newsletter in ‘Get Connected’ where we will keep you up to date with all the latest developments and events.
How is the programme being evaluated?
The programme is being independently evaluated by MB Associates, who will be collating the feedback and learning of the Change Creation Cohort and contributors, using a rich mix of data, observations, information, reflections and self-assessment.
Three programme reviews will be conducted by MB Associates throughout the programme as well as a mid-term and final evaluation report.
How can I connect with organisations on the programme?
There are lots of ways to find out more about the organisations on the Change Creation programme, their change plans and their leaders.
Have a look at ‘The Cohort’ section of the website where you will find an overview of the organisation, their change plans, and their leaders.
You can go to any (and all!) of their learning events which will be published, as soon as they are confirmed, in the ‘Learn with us’ section of the website.
Sign up to our newsletter, and we’ll keep you up to date with blogs, vlogs, free resources and learning from everyone in the Change Creation cohort. You can also access free resources from the programme in the ‘Learn with us’ section of the website.
Can I access the HUB?
The HUB is where the cohort will be discussing their change plans, learning and insights. It is a ‘closed’ site for the cohort, some of the resources, tools and insights will be available for free, for anyone, and you can access those from the ‘Learn with us’ section of the website… Resources and tools will be updated monthly so please do keep connected.
What changes are the organisations making?
Each organisation has identified the changes that they need to make to them more resilient. There are some really exciting and ambitious changes planned across the cohort, that will see organisations relocate, expand, develop new income streams, establish new structures and governance, reach new audiences and shift organisational culture.
If there is an organisation going through similar changes to you, make sure you keep an eye out for their learning events, which are open for anyone to attend. You will also be able to access the free resources, learning, toolkits and hear more about their experiences via our newsletter and the ‘Learn with us’ section on the website.
Do you have an organisational development toolkit?
The resources and tools that we develop will be made available via the ‘Learn with us’ section on the website. We don’t use off the shelf solutions, because we don’t believe there are ‘off the shelf’ organisations so everything we develop will be to support the change plans of the cohort. They will cover a range of topics and issues that will include Change Management, Engaging Stakeholders, Developing Strategy, Shifting Organisational Culture, Diversifying Income Streams, Alternative Finance, Leadership, Social Return on Investment, Advocacy and Influencing, Embracing Digital Technologies, Fundraising, Governance…. so we’re sure that you will find tools and resources that useful to you, your organisation and the changes you are planning.
I’d like to talk to someone about my organisation’s change plans.
We’d love to talk to you. Change Creation is designed, developed and delivered by people make it work, one the most experienced organisational development consultancies in the UK, working in the cultural sector for more than 17 years. people make it work has supported some of the best cultural organisations in the UK, helping their leadership and teams to evolve and develop, to build strength, resilience and relevance in today’s challenging contexts.
Nearly 90% of our projects come from recommendations and referrals, but if you don’t already know us, then just drop us a line… we’re really looking forward to meeting you!
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What are the other strands in the Building Resilience programme?
There are four strands. Change Creation is one of the strands. Each strand is designed to increase the resilience of cultural organisations, providing insight, expertise, skills development and resources that can be shared and used more widely to increase resilience across the sector.
Each strand of the programme will work with different organisations, exploring, piloting and delivering different approaches. The strands are designed to provide different kinds of support and focus to help develop across resilience across the Arts and Cultural sector.
The other three strands are linked here:
When does Change Creation end?
We hope this is just the beginning. Change Creation never ends. This programme will have it’s last events in September 2019 when we’ll be asking everyone involved to celebrate and share the changes that have been created and everything that has been learnt in the process.
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