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The future for ECP and farewell from me

Exeter Cultural Partnership (ECP) is about to enter an exciting new phase of development: Additional investment from new partners - and increased funding from existing ones - has been secured. This will come online in the coming weeks. More details about this will be shared in due course and a new role will be recruited for the new year.In advance of this, an independent governance review of ECP is now underway conducted by consultants Emmie Kell and Ceri Gorton. That review will be completed…See More
Sep 28
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Lost Weekend: 6 - 8 October 2017

The Lost Weekend takes place in Exeter over the first weekend on October. Lost Weekend is a festival of music, art, tech, film and ideas, with events taking place in venues around the city. For more information visit the website: www.lostweekend.co.uk. The programme is here:…See More
Sep 8
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Heritage Open Days: across Exeter 7 - 10 September

The national Heritage Open Days programme is in its 23rd year and runs from 7 to 10 September. Heritage Open Days celebrates the country's architecture and culture. A diverse range of organisations in and around Exeter are participating this year - including Exeter City FC, the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Dissenter's Graveyard, Devon Wildlife Trust and the Underground Passages. The national programme is managed by the National…See More
Sep 4
A blog post by Martin Thomas was featured

Exeter Public Art: Commissioning Guidance 2017

Earlier this year Exeter Cultural Partnership commissioned Diana Hatton Consultancy to revisit the earlier public art commissioning guidance which Diana prepared for Exeter City Council in 2003. Diana consulted a range of organisations and individuals in Exeter.  She reviewed and updated the guidance to take into consideration recent good practice, changes in local government and the cultural sector, and developments in the city.  The result is a refresh of the Exeter Public Art Commissioning…See More
Aug 15
Martin Thomas posted a blog post

Exeter Public Art: Commissioning Guidance 2017

Earlier this year Exeter Cultural Partnership commissioned Diana Hatton Consultancy to revisit the earlier public art commissioning guidance which Diana prepared for Exeter City Council in 2003. Diana consulted a range of organisations and individuals in Exeter.  She reviewed and updated the guidance to take into consideration recent good practice, changes in local government and the cultural sector, and developments in the city.  The result is a refresh of the Exeter Public Art Commissioning…See More
Aug 15
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Review of Governance of ECP - brief for tenders

As mentioned in my earlier posting, Exeter Cultural Partnership (ECP) is issuing a brief and inviting tenders by 5pm, Friday 11 August 2017. The document below outlines the work and fee, and provides contact information for any queries.ECP Review of Governance briefPlease do feel free to share this…See More
Jul 24
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Update on the future for Exeter Cultural Partnership

Dear Exeter Cultural Partnership members,The following is an update on current developments and plans for the future of the partnership.  Jay Milling, Chair of ECP since 2014 has stepped down and everyone in Exeter Cultural Partnership will want to extend their appreciation to Jay for all his hard work over the last few years. On a personal note, I also want to express how Jay has been very supportive and how much I have enjoyed working with him.I am pleased to let you know that Nikki Sved,…See More
Jul 19
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Exeter City Council Arts & Events Review - comments invited

Message from Exter City Council regarding proposals for City Council Arts & Events.The following is a message from Victoria Hatfield, Economy & Enterprise Manager, inviting comment from ECP members:Val Wilson, Exeter City Council's City Arts & Events Manager is retiring at the end of March 2018, which will be a great loss to the City Council and especially Exeter. Over the previous couple of years Val has managed and delivered two major events that has had a significant impact on…See More
Jul 18
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Arts Council England National portfolio for 2018-22 - investing in Exeter

Arts Council England has announced investment through its National Portfolio for 2018-22. This includes 8 arts and cultural organisations based in Exeter that will together receive over £6.3 million in funding over four years. The 8 organisations are Arts & Health South West, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, Kaleider, Libraries Unlimited, Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) and Theatre Alibi.Major changes include Libraries Unlimited which joins the portfolio,…See More
Jun 27
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'Lost Weekend' - a message from Jocelyn Spencer Mills inviting participation

News about a new festival from Jocelyn Spencer Mills, at Kaleider:'There is a new festival for Exeter – to celebrate the city being home to world-leading technologists and scientists, as well as artists, musicians and thinkers. The Met Office Informatics Lab first brought the festival idea to the table and they were inspired in part by SXSW in Austin.  This first ‘beta’ festival is 6 – 8 October 2017 and will take place all over the city with music in every space possible, new playable art/tech…See More
Jun 1
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Intern Opportunity - 'Pathways to Art, Culture & Heritage' programme

The University of Exeter is advertising an immediate opportunity for Heritage organisations to host a UoE student on a week-long internship between 26/6/17 and 30/6/2017. This is part of the 'Pathways to Art, Culture & Heritage' programme delivered in conjunction with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.The intern could help you with a short term project in one of the follow areas:Project managementEvaluationFundraisingProject ManagementCommunications and PRDigitising CollectionsVolunteer…See More
May 24
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Cygnet Theatre calls for memories of the Royal Clarence

Cygnet Theatre is calling for people who have stories or memories of the Royal Clarence Hotel to come along to an event they are holding over the weekend 20/21 May, at St Martins Church, Cathedral Green.  If you can't make the event in May, you can email info@cygnettheatre.co.uk (Subject 'Fire at The Clarence')Telephone: 01392 277189Write to: Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZMore information can be found on the press release from Cygnet here: …See More
Apr 27
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Cultural Hustings at the Boat Shed, Monday 10 April

Come to the Cultural Hustings at the Boat Shed on the Quay - Monday 10 April at 7pm.  This is a chance for citizens to hear from candidates running for Devon County Council - Yvonne Atkinson (Labour Party), Andrew Leadbetter (Conservative Party), Diana Moore (Green Party), Vanessa Newcombe (Liberal…See More
Mar 31
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Needs assessment for new Exeter entertainment venue gets underway

Work has commenced on a needs assessment for a new entertainment venue in Exeter.  As reported previously by local media, and mentioned here, Exeter City Council and partners have been consulting on this issue.  This involved the City Council setting up a New Entertainment Venue Advisory Group and undertaking an open tender over the winter for external advisors to complete the assessment work. The council has appointed the external advisors Fourth Street to carry out a needs assessment for a…See More
Mar 30
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Latest news from Exeter Cultural Partnership

Thank you to everyone who responded to the surveys about Creative Apprenticeships and the culture sector in Exeter. As mentioned in the last update on 1 March, Exeter Cultural Partnership is working with Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment & Skills Board (EHOD ESB), Exeter City Council and Exeter College to consider how best to support those culture sector organisations who may want to offer opportunities for apprentices, and potential apprentices seeking culture sector careers. We had a…See More
Mar 29

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The future for ECP and farewell from me

Posted on September 28, 2017 at 14:00 2 Comments

Exeter Cultural Partnership (ECP) is about to enter an exciting new phase of development: Additional investment from new partners - and increased funding from existing ones - has been secured. This will come online in the coming weeks. More details about this will be shared in due course and a new role will be recruited for the new year.

In advance of this, an independent governance review of ECP is now underway conducted by consultants Emmie Kell and Ceri Gorton.…

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Lost Weekend: 6 - 8 October 2017

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments

The Lost Weekend takes place in Exeter over the first weekend on October. Lost Weekend is a festival of music, art, tech, film and ideas, with events taking place in venues around the city. For more information visit the website: www.lostweekend.co.uk. The programme is here:…

Continue

Heritage Open Days: across Exeter 7 - 10 September

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

The national Heritage Open Days programme is in its 23rd year and runs from 7 to 10 September. Heritage Open Days celebrates the country's architecture and culture. A diverse range of organisations in and around Exeter are participating this year - including Exeter City FC, the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Dissenter's Graveyard, Devon Wildlife Trust and the Underground Passages. The national programme is managed by the…

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Exeter Public Art: Commissioning Guidance 2017

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 14:30 0 Comments

Earlier this year Exeter Cultural Partnership commissioned Diana Hatton Consultancy to revisit the earlier public art commissioning guidance which Diana prepared for Exeter City Council in 2003. 

Diana consulted a range of organisations and individuals in Exeter.  She reviewed and updated the guidance to take into consideration recent good practice, changes in local government and the cultural sector, and developments in the city.  The result is a refresh of the Exeter Public Art…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 10:47 on October 29, 2015, Jay Milling said…

Hi Martin, and congratulations on joining us. It's great to have you as a new member of ECP and I'm sure you'll have loads to contribute over the next 20 months or so!

Jay 

At 9:42 on October 30, 2015, stuart crewes said…

Congratulations Martin!

At 12:21 on November 2, 2015, Michael Krage said…

Congratulations and welcome!

Mike

At 13:04 on January 22, 2016, Alasdair Urquhart said…

Congratulations and welcome Martin.

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