Better Together #2: How do we achieve best practice when capacity is a constant challenge?

Wednesday 25 October, 1-2pm
Online, via Zoom
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Bi-monthly Better Together sessions take place online and offer an opportunity for change makers in the East Midlands to connect. We particularly encourage attendance from directors and programme leads and welcome participants to share with the group current challenges that their organisation is facing, helping establish a supportive space for shared learning and development. Sessions will last only 1-hour and proritise time for open discussion.

Each session will be framed by a different urgent topic that is relevant to both the region and wider sector. For Better Together #2: How do we achieve “best practice” when capacity is a constant challenge? we will be joined by Jo Verrent, director of Unlimited, an arts commissioning body that supports, funds and promotes new work by disabled artists for UK and international audiences.

We want to be the best we can, run the best organisations we can, but there is so much to do and constant new priorities and challenges fighting for our resources – time, people and money. Unlimited hasn’t got this right yet but it’s a battle we are interested in fighting – how do we keep delivering more and more, better and better, with less and less? – Jo Verrent

Jo Verrent’s Bio:
Jo believes that ‘different’ is delicious not divergent. She works in arts & culture at strategic levels embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.

Jo is director of Unlimited, with a mission to commission extraordinary work from disabled artists until the whole of the cultural sector does. Funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the British Council, it commits for this work to change and challenge the world.

Jo is an artist, creating Take Me to Bed with Luke Pell, cofounding Sync with Sarah Pickthall, and is a granny.