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Arts & Business Scotland Development Forum: The Power of Business and Cultural Partnerships

Posted: 28th November 2017

Friday 8 December, 14.30 – 18.30, book:

Arts & Business Scotland are delighted to announce their latest Development Forum which will focus on the power of partnerships forged between businesses and cultural organisations and will showcase the many mutual benefits (social and economic) that can be derived from such creative collaborations and how the conventional image of sponsorship is being thrown out of the window.

The afternoon will be divided into two sessions followed by a Q&A with ample networking opportunities including a festive drinks reception from 17:30.

Speakers within the two sessions will include:

Andy Parkinson, Director, Consilium Research and Consultancy, who will share some top tips and learning points extracted from the analysis of existing and recent partnerships and business surveys.

Gerry Corish, Scottish Salmon Company who will present on how their sponsorship of the National Theatre of Scotland and the Theatre in Schools project is a reflection of the values of the company and how the Scottish cultural offering is at the very heart of their brand and marketing activities.

With a short introduction by:

Helen Ireland, Director of External Relations at National Museums Scotland, who will discuss the importance of business and cultural partnerships in the context of the Museums work, with reference to some of their recent partnerships including with The Glenmorangie Company and Morton Fraser.

This event is completely free to members of Arts & Business Scotland. There is a small charge of £20+VAT for non-members.

The event is suitable for arts, heritage and business organisations, including participants on the Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage training programme, which through funding from HLF, has enabled Arts & Business Scotland and partners to encourage fundraising skills development across Scotland’s heritage as well the arts sector. This is the third of four Development Forum events this financial year offering peer to peer learning and networking opportunities developed by Arts & Business Scotland.

Approximate schedule (subject to change)

14:30 – 15:00 Registration, coffee/tea and networking
15:00 – 16:00 Talks
16:00 – 16:20 Coffee/tea and networking
16:20 – 17:30 Talks
17:30 – 18:30 Drinks and networking

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