Cultural Playing Field


Improving linking and learning with the wider Third Sector by Robin Simpson
October 23, 2008, 11:05 am
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On Tuesday I was in London for a meeting of the ACEVO (The Association for Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) arts, culture & heritage special interest group. This was the first meeting to be chaired by Robin Osterley of Making Music who has taken over from Peter Pearce of the Landmark Trust as Chair of the special interest group. We took the opportunity to reflect on the purpose of the group and agree our priorities for the coming year. As well as maintaining its core function of providing valuable networking and peer support for Chief Executives of voluntary sector arts, culture and heritage organisations, the group will be working on improving linking and learning with the wider Third Sector, improving the sector’s influence with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and improving our influence with other Government Departments, local authorities etc. We were joined on Tuesday by ACEVO Chief Executive, Stephen Bubb, who echoed our concerns that arts and heritage organisations tend to operate in silos, not seeing the links to the wider Third Sector. Stephen stressed that arts, heritage and sports organisations were a key part of the Third Sector. You can read his own description of our meeting on ‘Bubb’s Blog’ at http://bloggerbubb.blogspot.com/2008/10/select-committees-tories-members-and.html

Robin Simpson.

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