Establishing a new civic alliance across professional fields & sectors.
During Our Future City Phase 1 (2014-15), creating a Creative & Cultural Hub to provide backbone functions, support and services was identified as a significant development area for the city. A hub could encourage and support collective action and help the network to make lasting changes in the lives of children and young people. By establishing a new civic alliance between public, private and third sectors and across professional fields including health, regeneration, arts, heritage, social care, business, creative and digital industries; a backbone hub would support progress towards achieving the aspirations outlined during Phase 1.
THESE ASPIRATIONS INCLUDE:
Working together better to achieve strategic aims.
Improving cross-sector relationships and mechanisms that support collaborative working.
Developing shared values and goals.
Better sharing of knowledge, information and opportunities.
Increased capacity for sector memory and shared, adaptive learning.
More sophisticated approaches to evaluation that help to identify and measure impact.
Our #BeCollective events are designed to help us achieve these aims.
UPCOMING #BECOLLECTIVE EVENTS
What difference could '#BeCollective' make?
- Children and young people at the centre of strategic development (‘for, by, with’ ethos).
- Co-delivery with all stakeholders including children and young people.
- Common purpose and motivation through shared values and aims.
- Effective mechanisms for cross-sector working, including the development of new cultural and creative work and mutually valuable approaches to evidencing impact.
- Establishing shared approaches to evaluation/measurement to better evidence our collective impact, through gathering and sharing evidence and an embedded approach to data collection. Across arts, cultural and heritage partners.
- Models of cross-sector working that involve professionals from different sectors working together towards the OFC goals and specifically to support young people to improve their wellbeing and/or develop their creativity.
- Strong links between cultural, education, health sectors and employers in the city; for the benefit of all children and young people.
- Increased capacity for sector memory, better supporting the sector to learn and adapt.