Culture Durham Partnership review14 February 2023
Culture Durham has decided the time is right to review the way it operates. And if you work in the cultural and heritage sectors in County Durham we need your insight and input to help ensure the Partnership in in the right shape for the future.
Chair of Culture Durham Tony Harrington said: “Following a really busy few years where, like everybody else, we adapted what we did in response to the Covid pandemic and then, with our partners Durham County Council and Durham University, we threw ourselves wholeheartedly into bidding for UK City of Culture 2025, it’s now the opportune moment to prepare to move forward from those experiences.”
Creative and Cultural sector consultant Caroline Murphy is carrying out the review for the Culture Durham Partnership to ensure it is both professionally and independently delivered. The review aims to ensure that the future purpose, priorities, membership model, governance and management of the Partnership are fit to meet the ambition of County Durham.
The review will be carried out through a series of interviews, focus groups and a survey. We want to ensure that a wide range of people involved in the sector can contribute as their views are important to us. We would really appreciate your input.
Three focus groups will be held in different venues across the County and one will be held online outside of standard working hours to increase accessibility.
We are able to offer ten small bursaries to pay freelance cultural and heritage practitioners to be involved in the focus groups. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like to apply for a bursary please contact Jane Hedges by email firstname.lastname@example.org