Culture Café Exchange 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Culture Café Exchange – Moray’s Place Partnership

Download the discussion notes of the day from here.

This year Culture Café Exchange (CCX) is all about Moray’s Place Partnership programme – find out what Moray’s Place Partnership is about, what it means to you, your work and your creative community.

James Hilder from the Social Enterprise Academy will be leading us through this learning exchange.

CCX will be democratic, engaging and involve discussions and your contribution is vital.

CCX is for everyone, from independent artists to administrators.

CCX is part of a process of local consultation.

CCX is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in the delivery of the Place Partnership plan and its progress.

CCX is about good food, good conversation and good networking.

What is Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Programme?

  • The Place Partnership Programme is a strategic programme designed to encourage and support local partners to work together with Moray’s creative community.
  • Each Place Partnership (there have been 15 Place Partnerships throughout Scotland, and 13 remain in progress at this time) has its own distinct set of priorities, which reflect the cultural opportunities and needs in their area.
  • Moray’s Place Partnership is led by Moray Economic Partnership, Arts & Culture Stakeholder Group
  • Our Place Partnership was informed by the Moray Cultural Strategy and follows development and discussion with key partners and stakeholders in Moray.
  • A high-level Place Partnership Plan was approved by Creative Scotland in February 2017 and it’s now time to deliver the plan.
  • Find out more Place Partnerships

About Culture Café Exchange – CCX:

Culture Café Exchange was launched in 2015 by Bodysurf Scotland as part of the Moray Culture Café initiative.

Influenced by different models of information and knowledge exchange and decision making processes such as, Open Space Technology, the un-conference model, and World Cafe, CCX is a place to share ideas, exchange knowledge and engage in interesting, topical and timely conversations.

Each year we invite a skilled facilitator to work with us on CCX, allowing everyone, including the organisers, to fully engage and participate. This year James Hilder is our facilitator. Director of Mull & Iona Community Trust, and its trading subsidiary which has developed a micro hydro scheme and undertaking a community asset transfer from the local authority, he is also an Associate Tutor of the Academy. His experiences include: community land buyouts/asset transfers, heritage projects, renewable energy, community transport, recycling, charity shops, events and festivals, and fundraising guidance to the over 80 of the islands’ voluntary groups.

The venue for the 2017 CCX will be the Williamson Hall,  Duff Avenue, Elgin. There is parking for about 40 cars at the hall but extra parking is available 3 minutes walk away at the old railway station.

About Place Partnerships

The Place Partnership Programme supports stakeholders (local, national, across sectors and communities) to come together to spark ideas, promote collaborative working, build capacity, increase ambition and deliver creative activity in a way which is strategic and responds to the distinct opportunities and challenges within different localities. Place Partnerships bring the sector(s) together, promoting dialogue, leadership development and advocacy.  Each Place Partnership is different, however this collaborative approach has often led to new ways of working across a region. The development of DG Unlimited, the body which supports, advocates and influences policy development in Dumfries and Galloway, was supported through the D&G Place Partnership. DGU is a key partner in the region, offering visibility and a voice for the cultural sector and working closely with the local authority on strategy and funding opportunities. Festivals In Fife was an initiative of the Fife Place Partnership which was designed to help Fife’s festivals collectively develop and grow their capacity through promotion, advocacy, collaboration and research.

St. Columbas South & The Williamson Hall
Duff Avenue
IV30 1QS