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Arts & Culture Services Team

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What we do & Who we are • • • •

Co-ordinate, develop and communicate a public programme of arts and culture for University Engage in research projects especially around impact areas such as performances and exhibitions Contribute to student engagement through supporting the development of student societies Contribute to employability agenda in creative industries through opportunities such as internships, volunteering and mentoring for students with local and regional organisations • Lead on certain University events and festivals • Deliver Arts & Culture public lecture series

• Engage in research projects especially around impact areas such as performances and exhibitions Good News / Recent Successes • New Arts & Culture website with 2,700 visitor every month • Lead on exetreme imagination (children’s literature festival) with over 5000 people engaged • Successfully embedded music into Arts & Culture Team and managed rehousing of music office from Knightly to Cornwall House • Nominated for Professional Services Awards as Team of the Year for lead role in Children in Need South West event • Re imagined music programme at the Great Hall with acts such as Newton Faulkner, Billy Bragg, Bambyshambles and Kaiser Chiefs

• Re imagined music programme at the Great Hall with acts such as Newton Faulkner, Billy Bragg, Bambyshambles and Kaiser Chiefs Relationships • • • • • • • •

Two teams Arts & Culture (2 staff & 1 intern) Music Office (3 staff & 1 intern) Closest links within LCS is Heritage Collections Closest links outside the library but within UoE: College of Humanities, IAIS, Business school, Campus Services, Forum Team Closest links outside of UoE - Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, RAMM Museum, Spacex Gallery, Kaleider, Exeter City Football Club, Bikeshed Theatre, Wideawake Devon, Exeter City Council

• Closest links outside of UoE Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, RAMM Museum, Spacex Gallery, Kaleider, Exeter City Football Club, Bikeshed Theatre, Wideawake Devon, Exeter City Council


Arts & Culture Services Team Strategic Development • Dom Jinks is Chair of Exeter Cultural Partnership • Dom Jinks is Chair of Exeter Arts Council (Grant giving arm of ECC)

Strategic themes & Priorities • • • •

Enhancing research support: projects to support impact Supporting and adding value to taught courses such as Drama, Arts History and Visual Culture Support and develop student engagement in the arts Develop a wider public audience for arts and culture events

• Supporting and adding value to taught courses such as Drama, Arts History and Visual Culture Ambitions • • • • • •

Develop the Streatham Campus as a Sculpture Park for South West Develop a Festival of Ideas in partnership with Grand Challenges Establish an annual high quality lectures series with key figures from culture Establish Exetreme imagination as the premier children’s’ literature festival in the UK Increase levels of external funding into the Arts & Culture Team Assist in the development of an employability programme for the creative undergraduates/graduates in partnership with employability and Exeter City council • Further develop the professional music programme at the Great Hall

• Establish Exetreme imagination as the premier children’s’ literature festival in the UK Challenges • • • •

University structure, particularly budgets Support staff levels across University Institutional growth and services demanded as a result of this. More events are emerging such as festivals Reduction is state funding of the arts following the Spending Review

• Support staff levels across University

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Arts & Culture Services Team Key Metrics / Evidence Base • • • •

External funding brought in by A&C Team - £97K in 2012-13 Audience numbers from events such as festivals, concerts and lecture series Number of sign ups to online newsletter, website hits, followers and friends on Social media platforms Growing strategic role of Arts & Culture in the cultural life of the city. For example D Jinks chairing two key cultural positions in Exeter

• External funding brought in by A&C Team - £97K in 2012-13

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