The Business of Heritage
The Business of Heritage

The Business of Heritage

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The Keep

Woollards Way



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A free symposium at The Keep, Brighton

Heritage professionals are invited to join us for an afternoon of talks on crowdfunding, income generation and grant funding led by Baroness Kay Andrews. This is an opportunity to  network with like-minded people and share ideas addressing current issues and practices across the industry. Take the opportunity to explore The Keep on a guided tour. 

For more information contact: 01273 336 315

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A series of 10 minute talks will explore experiences and opportunities around fundraising; outreach and engagement; arts, culture and heritage strategies; current research and data and sustainable development. 

1pm-1.15pm  Arrival, registration and coffee

1.15pm-1.20pm  Welcome to The Keep

Elizabeth Hughes, County Archivist, The Keep

1.20 pm-1.30pm  The Heritage Lottery Funded 'History on Your Doorstep' Project

Isilda Almeida-Harvey, Learning and Outreach Officer, East Sussex Record Office at The Keep, RSA Heritage Ambassador

History on Your Doorstep was an 18 month project engaging the residents from the surrounding neighbourhoods with using the collections at The Keep, exploring and contributing to their local history. This talk showcases the project as a case study for participation and inclusion as important elements in a resilient cultural economy. Isilda will also share the findings from the Heritage Index.

1.30pm-1.40pm  Crowdfunding for the Big Steam Print

Lucy Jenner, Learning & Outreach Manager, Ditchling Museum

The Big Steam Print is an exciting project made possible through crowdfunding. It has involved 270 donors, 34 artists,16 partners from the education, cultural and voluntary sectors, a 90 year old 12.5 tonne steamroller, over 300 metres of paper! The campaign raised £13,500 and was run by a small team with no previous experience of crowdfunding.

1.40pm-1.45pm  Business support for East Sussex

Richard Dawson, Head of Economic Development, Skills and Infrastructure, East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council works to support the county’s economy. Richard Dawson, Head of Economy, Skills and Infrastructure will explain what the County Council does to support businesses, including the grants and loans that are available to help promote economic growth.

1.45pm-1.55pm  Q & A with Speakers

Baroness Andrews

1.55pm-2.05pm  Making the Most of the Film & TV Industry

Hayley Armstrong, Production Liaison Manager, East and South East of England, Creative England

Find out how you can earn money by putting your property forward as a film location by registering free with Creative England & understanding the process

2.05pm-2.15pm  Funding Heritage

Veronique Poutrel, External Funding Team Manager, East Sussex County Council

This talk will outline some of the funding options for heritage organisations and how to access them.

2.15pm-2.25pm  Case study: the ROOT 1066 International Festival

Polly Gifford, Strategic Cultural Development Specialist, Route 1066 Festival Director, Hastings Borough Council

Polly Gifford will offer some reflections on the ROOT 1066 International Festival, inspired by the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, and how the experience might impact on arts, culture and heritage strategies in the area in the future.

2.25pm-2.35pm  Q & A with Speakers

Baroness Kay Andrews OBE, Deputy Chair at Heritage Lottery Fund

2.35pm-3.15pm  Refreshment break; tours of The Keep and networking opportunity

3.15pm-3.30pm  The East Sussex Tourism Data Project

Dr Parves Khan, Director of Research Services, Tourism South East

Dr Khan will provide an outline of the project and discuss how heritage attractions can make the most of the tourism data gathered by the project to inform decisions around future marketing initiatives and the enhancement of visitor facilities and services  

3.30pm-3.40pm Sustainability at Glyndebourne

Gus Christie, Executive Chairman, Glyndebourne Productions

Having taken over the executive chairmanship of Glyndebourne in 2000, one of Guy Christie’s ambitions was to create a more sustainable and self-reliant environment with the goal of becoming carbon-neutral - a wind turbine, wood-chip boiler. An increasingly pro-active and engaged staff is helping to achieve this aspiration.

3.45pm-4.15pm  Closing commentsBaroness Kay Andrews OBE, Deputy Chair at Heritage Lottery Fund

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