Maison des Metallos Paris, France
The XIX century building that now hosts Maison des Metallos (MdM) was a former music instruments factory, and then became headquarters of the Union Fraternelle des Métallos, a situation that lasted for 60 years and that left an important legacy in terms of place identity. Since the Union left in 1997, the building was run by a committee of inhabitants of the neighbourhood, who occupied it because they felt it was part of local identity. They were concerned about the forthcoming gentrification, which was starting at that time in the former working class neighbourhood. This sense of belonging of the local community had an important role in pushing the municipality of Paris to buy the venue, but also created at first some tension with the occupants as the city decided to convert it in a cultural venue run by an appointed director, that opened in 2007. So the first audience “issue” that MdM had to face, was to find the way to involve and resolve this tension. The relationship with the associations and former occupants took time to be reconstructed, but it’s today an important part of the identity of MdM and of its relation with the neighbourhood.
Maison des Metallos Paris, France
Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) is the largest early music festival (with a Brighton twist) in the South of England. The main activity of the charity is the festival, which takes place in late October and early November. The charity objectives are to encourage, advance, develop and maintain public education in appreciation of and involvement in pre-classical and classical music and the performing arts, by promoting periodically a series of public concerts, dramatic performances, exhibitions and other cultural events; to promote and assist in the advancement of public and professional education by the provision of workshops, lectures and educational events for people of all ages. Throughout the year it carries out educational activities with schools, young artists and the community.
Asociația Culturală Metropolis aims at promoting quality film and film culture in a broad sense, fulfilling a cultural policy and film culture promoting mission; bringing quality film to the Romanian audience, bringing the audience to the cinema, as well as bringing quality films to the public, nurturing a film culture demand and knowledge, and developing and accomplishing educational measures especially for youth and children, matching quality supply with quality/qualified demand. In Bucharest, Asociația Culturală Metropolis held a function as local, national and international film culture hub. Asociația Culturală Metropolis’ main activities are related to the production of 3 main events: KINOdiseea, Caravana Metropolis, and Balkanik Festival
Collaborating with local people to shape relevant and inspiring arts programmes.
This resource gives examples of shared decision-making from across the CPP programme. It includes case studies, tools and tips to help you think strategically, recruit, deliver collaboratively and reflect together.
This resource is for you if… You are:
⊲ an arts practitioner
⊲ a creative producer
⊲ an organisation of any size …with a mission to engage local people in arts, culture and creativity.
⊲ to develop locally-resonant, creative programming by involving your local community in sharing decisions to shape it.
It was published in 2017.