Changing to MCC Cultural Partnership Agreements. A new relationship between Manchester City Council and the city’s cultural organisations. Purpose of today.
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Changing to MCC Cultural Partnership Agreements
A new relationship between Manchester City Council and the city’s cultural organisations.
Joanne Johnston & Jenny Goodman
20th & 21st February 2012
To consult with you about the proposed changes, provide up-to-date information and have an opportunity for discussion, questions and feedback.
The development of the Cultural Ambition
Changes at ACE and AGMA
The changing financial context – reduction in resources and austerity measures
Other Manchester City Council priorities e.g. Community Strategy, focus on neighbourhood delivery
Effective and efficient
Open and transparent
Long-term investment and impact
Strategic delivery of high quality and diverse cultural activity
Development and encouragement of partnerships
Strategic delivery partners
Three year negotiated agreements
Delivering the Cultural Ambition
Partnership driven (ecology of the sector)
Cultural Partners must….
Deliver against at least 1 of the themes of the Cultural Ambition plus show cross-over to other themes
Be a cultural organisation
Be based in Manchester with a track record of delivering to Manchester residents or be based outside Manchester but with a strong record of delivering to Manchester residents (“Manchester” is the City of Manchester)
Be a not-for-profit 3rd Sector organisation
Manchester City Council Strategically funded Cultural Partners
Public sector organisations i.e. local authorities, educational institutions, health authorities
The total budget is expected to be £300,000 so advice is to apply for not more than £50,000
Agreements will run for approximately 3 years – from July 2012 to March 2015
Experience and existing knowledge of Manchester’s cultural sector
Neighbourhood delivery and existing knowledge/experience of Manchester’s local neighbourhoods/communities
Partnership working and collaboration
Good governance and sustainability
All applications must score at least 32% on content and 8% on Governance to be considered for funding.
Cultural Ambition 40%
Constitution and Governance 10%
Advice from key partners (ACE & AGMA) & departments (Legal & Finance)
Moderation – consideration of “programme fit”
Appeals (on process)
Details of your organisation
How your application will support Cultural Ambition & other priorities (neighbourhood focus, involvement in cultural sector, innovation, economic impact, partnerships)
Beneficiaries, outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Budgets & finance of your application
Management & governance of your organisation
Equalities information on your organisation
Feedback from you to us
Consultation Closes March 22nd 2012
Application packs out 9th April
Applications submitted May 21st 2012
Decisions made by June 15th 2012
Cultural Partnership Agreements begin 1st July 2012 and run until March 2015
Questions and Comments?