In June we launched a new series of webinars, 'Purpose into Practice', focusing on purpose and values, and how these can help shape new projects, inform changes to business models and resourcing, and remain at the heart of our work.
As we move more to talking about values and mission, we thought it was extremely important to show how they influence and determine how organisations engage with different communities—whether that be their local community, an international community, or a community of artists, or a community of interest—as well as how purpose affects how organisations operate internally with their staff, their board, their resources.
We have carefully curated the speakers of the events to include organisations and practitioners who have worked with a diverse range of communities.
Annabel Turpin is currently Chief Executive of ARC in Stockton on Tees, one of the North East's largest arts venues. ARC is a charity that uses arts and cultural activity to support our local community. ARC work locally, in Stockton and the Tees Valley, and nationally, through their leadership of networks and partnerships.
They are particularly keen that people who might feel that the arts isn’t for them are able to take part. Their work brings people together so we can all better understand and enjoy the world and experience new ideas.
Annabel is passionate about supporting artists, and sees bringing venues together as a critical part of this. She initiated and chairs Venues North, a group of 30+ venues from across the greater North committed to helping artists get their work seen more widely, and co-chairs as well as manages activity for the North East Artist Development Network.
She also co-chairs Future Arts Centres, a network of more than 100 arts centres, committed to to championing the role of arts centres within the wider cultural and community sector.
This is a free event.