A cultural strategy for Medway
A consultation is underway to develop a new Cultural Strategy for Medway that will help shape arts and culture in the City for the next ten years.
GJG Consultancy supported by evaluation and research specialists Ruth Melville Research (RMR) and The Audience Agency (TAA) are working in partnership with Medway Cultural Partnership and Medway Council to co-develop a new Cultural Strategy for Medway for 2020 – 2030.
As the process progresses, this website will provide access to key documentation, updates on the process and links to the consultation process.
The Medway Cultural Partnership
The Medway Cultural Partnership works together to preserve and develop all that makes Medway an attractive place to live, work, study and visit. It aims to encourage participation, to attract inward investment and support Medway’s continued regeneration.
5th November 2020
Inception meetings with Cultural Partnership and Medway Council.
5th November to 14th February 2020
Developing initial vision and themes through consultation with wide range of Medway stakeholders, cultural sector and community members.
14th February 2020
Sharing of themes and vision; mapping of provision and regional/national comparators report, reporting on the initial key stakeholder and sector consultation in the development of emerging themes and vision for Medway Cultural Strategy.
9th March to mid-April 2020
Testing themes and vision: Medway Cultural Partnership members and Medway Council share the report internally and feedback. The GJG team continue public community engagement.
Mid-April to late May 2020
Draft strategy: Amends to report, action planning (both collectively and as individual organisations) and evaluation. What investment, resources and commitments will be involved?
Medway Council and Medway Cultural Partnership organisations board approval and adoption of new strategy in early June.
The GJG Team
James leads this project on behalf of GJG Consultancy. He specialises in strategic planning, organisational change and public engagement projects at both a regional and national level.
Ben brings over 20 years digital and brand communications expertise, as well as extensive project management and report writing experience.
Dr Ruth Melville
Ruth is a researcher and cultural policy practitioner, working with organisations across the public and third sectors to embed research and evaluation to help understand their impact.
Catherine is experienced in the collection and analysis of data and has worked on evaluations for various arts organisations.
An evaluation specialist, Adrienne has created NLHF-compliant evaluation frameworks for organisations as varied as St Albans Cathedral, the Mary Rose Trust and the British Museum.
Charlotte is a researcher, facilitator and evaluator. She is a trained Social Return on Investment practitioner, and has worked on SROIs for a number of arts and community projects.