Hampshire Solent museums have identified a clear need within the Museum Development framework to develop specialist capacity at strategic level to build relationships and broker partnerships that nurture an environment of effective collaboration; and to support entrepreneurialism, business planning and fundraising.
The Cultural Partnerships Officer role was created to:
- Champion collaborative working and support the significant culture change this requires;
- Provide capacity to facilitate the development and realisation of strategic collaborative projects;
- Enable the wider cultural sector to connect and benefit from the collaborative projects, as well as raise their ambition to create their own collaborations;
- Facilitate greater dialogue and strengthen relationships between the Hampshire Solent museum sector and the wider cultural sector;
- Lever external funding to create additional capacity building opportunities over and above the museum development funding;
- Push the boundaries of the Museum Development Programme to experiment with new methods of delivery that are sustainable, raise ambition and stretch the sector.
In the 2015-18 Museum Development programme, the Cultural Partnerships Officer’s key areas of work are:
- Commercial opportunities;
- Big Theme.
During 2015-16, the Cultural Partnerships Officer’s areas of activity will include:
- Activities to support museums and the wider cultural sector to take part in the annual Hampshire Big Theme programme of exhibitions, events and digital experiences.
- Facilitation of the effective evolution of the Hampshire Solent Alliance;
- Dissemination of good practice in arts business - cultural partnership working, developing resources and peer support mechanisms for the sharing of skills;
- Activities that support museums to share their learning and experience in realising the commercial potential of collections.
Cultural partnership news and opportunities are publicised through our newsletter.
Lucy's Cultural Partnerships Blog shares good practice in museums' cross-cultural and international work, comments on trends in the cultural sector and shares learning from our projects.
The Cultural Partnerships Officer role supports all four of our 2015-18 key themes: