Collaborative working and joined-up approaches to arts and cultural organisations working together
Collaboration seems to be the buzzword recently, and this case study from The Lowry looks at how they are collaborating more often and seeing the benefits. Maybe it’s a reflection of the recent funding cuts – the idea that we have to work together to make a little go further – but partnerships and relationships are developing, and it’s not just about saving money.
At The Lowry we are involved in a number of collaborations, and not just with other arts organisations. The Museum and Galleries Consortium consists of marketing teams from each art gallery and museum who meet regularly, not just to talk about sharing resources, but to programme events that will engage with audiences in a more interesting and innovative way; an example being the Manchester Weekender that sees The Lowry curate a cabaret night in its galleries for the Manchester Weekender’s launch, which coincided with the opening of the ‘Adolph Valette: A Pioneer of Impressionism in Manchester’ exhibition.