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The Keep Brighton

Friday, 20 April 2018 from 10:45 to 15:30 (BST)

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EVIDENCE MATTERS:

using data to inform your heritage activities

A  free symposium at The Keep, Brighton

Heritage professionals and volunteers in the South East are invited to join us for a free day of talks and discussion on sources of evidence and their practical use. Chaired by Eve Poole (author, speaker & pioneer of the leadersmithing movement), the symposium highlights the value of data for effective business planning, developing new audiences and supporting funding bids.  

This is an opportunity to  network and share ideas addressing current issues and practices across the industry. This symposium (our second following The Business of Heritage in 2016) brings people together from the heritage sector across the southeast regions and furthers the potential for regular network activity supported by the RSA Heritage Network. 

The symposium is funded by the RSA, The South East Museum Development Programme and East Sussex County Council.


The Programme

10.15am   Registration and refreshments 

10.45am   Welcome and housekeeping
Introduction from the Chair, Eve Poole

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11am       How data is helping develop a ‘Culture of Lates'
Nick Stockman, Campaigns Manager, Culture24
The Culture24 national database of museum/gallery after-hours events underpinned a year-long research project into the role of Lates in the night-time economy. Three-linked reports have now been published which are helping to develop the practice of after-hours event programming in the UK and beyond. Nick Stockman will explore the data that powered the research, including detailed insights from the region, and explain how the findings are being used to help the sector develop more Lates programmes.

11.15am   East Sussex in Figures
Tim Carpenter, ESiF Co-ordinator, East Sussex County Council (ESCC)
Tim will talk about the role of an evidence base and provide tips on how to become comfortable using national and local data to substantiate your activities and decisions.

11.25am   Data analysis and open data in the heritage and cultural sectors
John Davies, Economic Research Fellow, Creative and Digital Economy, NESTA
John will talk about data analysis in the heritage sector and cultural sectors and the role of open data.


11.35am   Case study: Data has a heart too
Isilda Almeida, Outreach and Learning Officer, East Sussex Record Office at The Keep and Chair of RSA Heritage Network
This talk draws on the application for the HLF funded History on Your Doorstep project to illustrate how hard data tells only part of the story. 

11.45am   What can data teach us about grantmaking?
Mor Rubinstein, Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving
Mor will showcase examples from 360giving data about how grantmakers use and publish in open data and what we still have to learn.

11.55am   Q and A   
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12.05pm   Comfort break
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12.10pm   Heritage Counts
Alexander Hayes, Project Officer, Social and Economic Research Team, Historic England
This talk will give an overview of Heritage Counts: what it is, why it was started in 2002 and what it offers; with a particular focus on Heritage and the Economy and the Heritage Indicators .

12.20pm   Audiences and data 
Dulcie Alexander, Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences, Arts Council England
Dulcie will talk about audience data such as Active People (Lives); Taking Part; Parallel, Audience Finder and the Arts Council England Research and Data area. 

12.30pm   The Heritage Index
Jonathan Schifferes, Director of Public Services and Communities, Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (RSA)
Jonathan led the RSA/HLF Heritage Index in 2015 and 2016, and will explain how it was calculated, what can be learned by analysing it, and how it is being used.

12.40pm    Talking Business
Ioni Sullivan, Senior Technical Officer, Economy, Transport and Environment Department, ESCC and Coast2Capital Growth Hub
This talk will explain what business support is, the benefits it brings and give an outline of the key business support programmes in East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Ioni and Coastal2Capital Growth Hub colleagues will also highlight the key business support programmes in the region.
 
12.50pm   Q and A 
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1pm          LUNCH and NETWORKING 
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1.50pm      Choose to join a discussion with Eve Poole and a panel of speakers, or join drop-in sessions on evidence related subjects:

Drop in session - Making the Case for Funding
Veronique Poutrel (External Funding Manager, ESCC), Ioni Sullivan (Senior Technical Officer, Economy, Transport and Environment Department, ESCC and Coast2Capital Growth Hub) and Mor Rubenstein (Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving)

Drop in session - Data Analysis
Neil Thomas (Principal Insight Analyst, West Sussex County Council) and Tim Carpenter (ESiF Co-ordinator, ESCC)

Drop in session - Evidence Driven Projects
Fiona Kingsman (Project Director, Pioneering Places: East Kent at Creative Foundation), Joseph Minden, (Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund) and Dulcie Alexander (Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences, Arts Council England)

Discussion chaired by Eve Poole
With a panel of: John Davies (Economic Research Fellow, Creative and Digital Economy, NESTA), Alexander Hayes (Project Officer, Social and Economic Research Team, Historic England), Jonathan Schifferes (Director of Public Services and Communities, Royal Society for the Arts) and Isilda Almeida-Harvey (Outreach and Learning Officer, East Sussex Record Office at The Keep and Chair of RSA Heritage Network)

What are the current challenges for heritage in the South East? In a region shaped by geographical position with  coastal communities, rural isolation, areas of deprivation and a gateway to Europe, how will funding, law and governance, cuts and resilience, keeping up with digital revolution, equality and diversity affect us?  What action would address those challenges and how can we individually and collectively join the conversation?

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2.50pm      Case study: influencing and evidencing place-making in East Kent.
Fiona Kingsman, Project Director, Pioneering Places: East Kent at Creative Foundation
What types of outcomes and data can be gathered from an ambitious arts and heritage programme?
 
3pm           Making the Case
Joseph Minden, Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund
What data and evidence do heritage organisations need to be gathering for funders? This talk is about the wider need to embed data in a compelling narrative when applying for funding, reporting on grants and everything else.

3.15pm       Evidence champions scheme
Artswork

The RSA and the Arts Council Bridge Organisations are working together to create a national network of Evidence Champions in arts and cultural learning. They are looking for practitioners, teachers and local cultural education partnership leads to take part when the networks launch in September 2018.
                   
3.20pm       Final Q and A and round up from Eve Poole 

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Speakers' biographies

 

Evidence Matters Chair, Dr. Eve Poole

Eve Poole is Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun. She is Adjunct Faculty at Ashridge Business School, where she teaches leadership and character. She is the author of the 2017 Bloomsbury book Leadersmithing, described by Joanna Lumley as ‘inspirational, practical and fascinating,’ and now the subject of a popular TEDx talk.

She has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in Theology and Capitalism from Cambridge. Before she joined Ashridge in 2002, she worked for the Church Commissioners for England and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management for the Financial Services sector. At Ashridge she has pioneered a new approach to the accelerated development of leaders, using ground-breaking neurobiological research into how leaders really learn. She has developed this into a process called leadersmithing, a method of developing leaders that takes seriously the need for them to acquire ‘muscle memory’ for leading under pressure.

She is also Chairman of Faith in Business at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. She is a Research Associate of the St Paul's Institute in London and the William Temple Foundation in Manchester, and she serves on the boards of Theos, the think tank, and St Andrews Voices, the music festival. She blogs for several thinktanks and is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for BBC Radio Scotland. You can follow her on twitter @evepoole and she blogs at http://evepoole.com/

 

Nick Stockman, Campaigns Manager, Culture24 

Nick project manages Museums at Night which he thinks is the best time you can have in a museum with a friend, a candle and a helpful curator. His other main role at Culture24 is to pepper the office banter with poor puns.  He has spent the last 20 years sector-hopping from live music to artist management and theatre to fringe festivals. He is now happy to be ‘in digital’ allbeit within a real life campaign.

 

Tim Carpenter, ESiF Co-ordinator, East Sussex County Council (ESCC)

Formally a field Archaeologist at the Museum of London and Information Systems Manager at the V&A Museum, Tim Carpenter has been the East Sussex in Figures (ESiF) Coordinator for the last 12 years. Launched in 2006 and managed by East Sussex County Council, ESiF is one of the country’s first Local Information Systems (LIS).

 

John Davies, Economic Research Fellow, Creative and Digital Economy, NESTA

John is an economic research fellow on the creative and digital economy at Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation. He works on the interface of economics and data analysis. Past projects have involved mapping the geography of employment in the UK's creative and high-tech economies, identifying activities at the intersection of technology and art using data from a social network. His work has featured on the websites of Time Out, the Guardian, the Telegraph and DJ Mag. John is also on the UK Intellectual Property Office's research advisory committee.

  

Isilda Almeida-Harvey, Outreach and Learning Officer, East Sussex Record Office at The Keep  (ESCC) and Chair of RSA Heritage Network

Isilda has worked in Heritage for 17 years  including the Portuguese Museums Institute, Gulbenkian Foundation,  Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Museum of London Docklands. Currently, she is the Outreach and Learning Officer for East Sussex Record Office at The Keep. As part of her role on learning and engagement she develops and manages projects and funding bids. She chairs the RSA’s Heritage Network and is passionate about the power of heritage and culture in social change. 

 

Mor Rubinstein, Data Labs and Learning Manager, 360Giving

Mor is the Data Labs and Learning manager at 360Giving, where she manages the 360Giving challenge fund and data use. She is also part of the editorial team of The State of Open Data, a reflective research project that looks at the history of the open data ecosystem in the last 10 years. She previously worked on the International Open Data Index at Open Knowledge International. She is a board member for The Public Knowledge Workshop in Israel and Open Data Kosovo. She holds an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute. 

 

Alexander Hayes, Project Officer, Social and Economic Research Team, Historic England

Alex Hayes is a Project Officer within the Social and Economic Research Team at Historic England. Alex is co-produces Heritage Counts on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum and is responsible for compiling Historic England’s Heritage Indicators. Alex has a background in research and evaluation in the third sector and joined Historic England from Citizens' Advice in 2017.

 

Dulcie Alexander, Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences, Arts Council England

Data is utilised to inform strategic business planning, development funding and evidencing needs, gaps in provision and those taking part…or not. A picture of data to inform an organisation’s decision making and project delivery is where Dulcie has worked, within arts organisations, local authority and most recently Arts Council England.  Funding has been leveraged, new audiences developed and the recognition and implementation of informed strategic change within an area strategy has been shaped. This is why understanding the data to back up your thinking is key. Dulcie will present the Active Lives Survey, Taking Part data and further data remits that outline the basis of an informed position with regard to funding. 

 

Jonathan Schifferes, Director of Public Services and Communities, Royal Society for the Arts

Jonathan is Interim Director of Public Services and Communities at the RSA. He managed the RSA’s HLF-funded programme on heritage, identity and place. His background is in community development, town planning, urban design and economic development. Previously working at the New Economics Foundations, he has partnered with national charities and companies to better understand the methods which evaluate impact.

 

Ioni Sullivan, Senior Technical Officer, Economy, Transport and Environment Department, ESCC and Coast2Capital Growth Hub

Ioni Sullivan has over 15 years’ experience working in the public and charity sector, as well running a family business and being a trustee of a local Social Enterprise.  She currently manages East Sussex County Council’s Business Support programmes, which involves commissioning the local ‘Business East Sussex’ Growth Hub to provide advice and support to small and medium size enterprises.  She also manages the South East Business Boost ERDF-funded grants and support programme. Ioni’s role also involves undertaking research into growing and innovative sectors within the East Sussex economy, such as the creative, cultural and digital sectors.

 

Veronique Poutrel, External Funding Manager, ESCC

Veronique Poutrel has been working in public sector for almost 25 years, always working in a funding environment.  During that time she has gained skills and experience developing and managing projects and programme and has developed an extensive network of contacts from all sectors.  Partnership working is at the heart of what Veronique does and over the years she has worked with many organisations and sectors, helping them access millions of pounds through various sources, for all sorts of projects and amounts in England and abroad.

 

Neil Thomas, Principal Insight Analyst, West Sussex County Council

WitWith a background in cartography and geography, Neil has been with West Sussex County Council for 19 years. Having been instrumental in the development of GIS (Geographic Information System) and in particular  ar geospatial data analysis, he is now a Principal Analyst in the Insight and Intelligence Team, with responsibility  forfor Location Intelligence, including the production of West Sussex Life, the WSCC equivalent of East Sussex     in in Figures.

 

Fiona Kingsman, Project Director, Pioneering Places: East Kent at Creative Foundation

Fiona joined Creative Partnerships, Kent in 2003, a government funded arts education programme creating artist residencies in local schools. She joined the Tate galleries in 2006, initially as a Project Manager working for the Education department on the new Tate Modern capital project and in 2009 she was appointed as the Head of Learning Programme and Resources, for both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. In 2014 she took on the new role of Head of Tate Exchange, a new learning programme, which launched in the Blavatnik building, Tate Modern in September 2016. She is currently working as the Project Director of Pioneering Places: East Kent, part of the national Great Place Scheme. 

 

Joseph Minden, Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund

Joseph Minden is a Development Officer for the South East England Team at Heritage Lottery Fund. He supports applicants to develop competitive bids for funding through HLF’s various programmes. Ask him anything you’d like to about HLF funding by sending an email to joseph.minden@hlf.org.uk 

 


 

 

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Friday, 20 April 2018 from 10:45 to 15:30 (BST)


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