The Bristol Arts and Health Forum met on Tues 22 September 2015 at MShed. 14 people attended and we had a good discussion about the role of the forum moving forward. It was agreed that the main priorities are:
- Sharing information and opportunities on topics such as current projects, funding, recruitment and volunteer opportunities
- Organising training, workshops and visiting speakers (dependent on accessing funding from the arts development team budget or another source)
- Sharing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and best practice
- Identifying opportunities to work together, develop partnership projects and make collaborative funding bids
It was suggested that we focus on a different theme for each meeting. For the next meeting the Arts Development team are looking into organising a session about funding.
PS Bristol City Council’s Creative Seed Fund opened for applications on 5th Oct 2015 for projects and events happening between April 2016 and March 2017. All paperwork and how to apply is available on the website http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/leisure-and-culture/arts-and-culture-funding
The closing date for applications is Mon 16th November at 5pm.