Clusters: Can Co-commissioning Collectively Create Capacity?

Judy Thomas

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Education and Cultural Partners in Northumberland are keen to support work targeted at school partnerships in three areas across the County.

This action research explores how different routes build capacity through an investment of strategic, quality, cultural delivery. The aim of the programme is to implement a co-commissioning model, delivered by three school clusters.

It is anticipated that through this approach each cluster will develop their understanding of commissioning artists and arts organisations; to benefit their education experiences for pupils, with the hope of developing sustained relationships between the schools and cultural partners. The programme also connects with the Artsmark and Arts Award initiatives. The overall impact will potentially see an improvement in skills and attainment across the curriculum. The learning that takes place through the clusters aims to identify a sustainable model for future commissioning.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 24 Oct 2014
EventiJADE Conference 2014 - Collaborative Practices in Arts Education: Collaborative Practices in Arts Education - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 201425 Oct 2014
Conference number: 5


ConferenceiJADE Conference 2014 - Collaborative Practices in Arts Education
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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