We held our most recent The Start of Something event at the end of April at QUAD in Derby.
A year on from the project’s initial conversations, we heard from three groups who had received funding from CVAN EM through this project: Film Free & Easy, Generator Loughborough and Waddington Cultural Collective.
It was great to hear reflections on their own events, conversations and plans, and to give an opportunity for feedback and fresh thoughts on their projects and future aspirations. We also heard from those with ideas brewing, discussing topics such as: the dialogue surrounding diversity in the arts / the positive impact of working in collaborative groups and / the opportunities to work across disciplines and away from the art bubble.
We’re inviting proposals for new topics of conversation, if you have something you’d like to propose, let us know.
The Start of Something is a project which, through conversation, seeks to bring people in the East Midlands together to explore a common goal, share experience and work collaboratively, ultimately to make things happen. Proposals for new conversations are invited at any time and CVAN EM will consider how it might support a conversation to take place to benefit the widest community and make the greatest difference within the region. Let us know if you would like to propose a topic.