Meeting minutes 19 March 2012


Minutes of meeting held on Monday 19 March 2012, 10am at Red Lion Quarter, Spalding

Present: Dave Briggs (Kind of Digital), Luke Skeritt (Boston Borough Council), Jo Turpin (ArtsNK), Elaine Knight (ArtsNK), Jeni Atkinson (CVS), Rachel Rowett (South Holland District Council), Nick Jones (ArtsNK), Carol Parker (Lincs Artist Forum), Gillian Wing (Lincs Artist Forum), Nikki-Kate Hayes (Soundlincs), Liz Lenten (Freelance Artist), Chris Heighton (Lincoln County Council/Lincoln Uni)

Apologies from: Tim Wilson (Kind of Digital), Sally Harrison (South Holland Centre), Jo Dobbs (Lincs Artist Forum)

Carol welcomed everyone to the meeting and emphasised the need to have Consortium members confirmed by the end as time was getting short.

A lengthy discussion took place following which Lincolnshire Artist Forum, ArtsNK and South Lincs CVS were put forward as the lead Consortium members. These groups were accepted by those present. ArtsNK will be the organisation named on the application for managing the grant funding as they are best equipped to do so.

ArtsNK will ring and register the Consortium’s interest with the Arts Council by Fri 23 March.

SHDC and BBC stressed that they were very keen to be involved which was welcomed by all present and will feed into the lead Consortium, together with Soundlincs and Kind of Digital.

Chris Heighton reported that Lincoln Uni are well equipped to handle the evaluation and he will act as a ‘bridge’ between the Uni and EMPAF (East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum) who have also been approached regarding evaluation support.

Dave from Kind of Digital has set up a website that groups/individuals can access

ArtsNK will email questions to groups, the responses will be used at the next meeting to kick start the ‘vision’ for the programme.

Following the lead Consortium members meeting, there will be another meeting where all supporting groups will be able to feed in their own ideas. This date tbc. The website will be kept updated so that everyone has the relevant information.

Next meeting Thurs 29 March 10am-4pm at Red Lion Quarter for lead Consortium members.

A further meeting will take place on 4th April 2pm-4pm at RLQ for lead Consortium members and affiliates.