Convenor: Derek, Talking Birds
Participants: Charlotte (Stans), Olivia (Kindle), Laura (ACE, EM), John (Drum), Bianca, Jane P, Rahael, Paul W, Pippa, Claire (Big Brum), others
Space – making it available but this being manageable and not draw away from an organisation’s artistic focus.
Collaboration. More conversations. Joining up thinking in terms of programming/ scheduling and applying for funding. Partnering.
The limits of capacity of organisations with staff to directly support. Need to focus on practical/achievable mechanisms. The exchange is 2-way – the benefit for big organisations working with small ones.
Passing on of expertise eg in international working – mechanisms for passing this on.
Giving feedback on funding applics.
Access to Universities/Acadaemia for smaller / emerging companies, could more established cos facilitiate this?
SKILLS BANK – a pooling of skills available /experience sought
NPOs talking to each other to see whether the right range of leadership is being offered.
Time to look outward, despite capacity issues.
– theatrical Red Adaires to draw on “when it all goes a bit wrong” (a development of “ON CALL?)
- via Midpoint Wesbite – with a capacity to add to info to the bank “wiki functionality”
Sharing useful stuff that companies routinely use via Midpoint website.
CREATING AN ADVICE BANK – real and virtual.