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Bucks Arts Partnership brings together creative community

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Date Published: 18/09/06

Writers, filmmakers and artists throughout the creative community of Buckinghamshire are being brought together for an information sharing session on 21 September, hosted by the Bucks Arts Partnership. The meeting will give an update on the very ...

Writers, filmmakers and artists throughout the creative community of Buckinghamshire are being brought together for an information sharing session on 21 September, hosted by the Bucks Arts Partnership.

The meeting will give an update on the very latest news on funding opportunities for individuals and businesses working within the creative sector. It will also provide a chance for people from this broad business group to meet, share experiences and establish a wide network of contacts to support their work.

In return the partnership will be asking for thoughts and ideas about developing arts and culture in Buckinghamshire and creating an even more vibrant arts network across the county.

The Bucks Arts Partnership has been developed by a partnership of local and national agencies, including all the local authorities in the county, Thames Valley Partnership and Arts Council England. It was set up to raise the profile of the creative industries in Buckinghamshire and to increase funding opportunities.

The partnership is currently developing several county-wide projects to increase participation in the arts. These include the Adopt an Artist programme, where businesses are encouraged to showcase works from visual artists, and a range of youth arts activities including the hip-hop and dance programme Urban Beatz.

Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Aylesbury Vale District Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the local arts community to work together for the well being of Buckinghamshire’s arts network. It also offers creative residents the chance to share their experiences and learn from others. Many of the businesses working within the creative sector are small and offer quite unique services. Events such as this allow these small businesses the opportunity to meet other similar businesses and to work more closely for their mutual benefit.

“Although there is a lot happening in the county through businesses in the creative community, there is still more work to be done. This arts partnership will help start and develop new projects and get a fair share of money available to enable people in all parts of Buckinghamshire to enjoy arts activities.”

The meeting takes place from 7pm to 9pm at County Hall in Walton Street, Aylesbury. If you would like to attend the meeting or would like further information about the work of the Bucks Arts Partnership, please contact Vicky Hope-Walker on 07833721801 or email Vicky.hopewalker@btinternet.com

Contact information

Telephone:

01296 585099

Email:

communications@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk