Helping small arts groups become legally constituted organisations.
The Cultural Spring is a Creative People and Places (CPP) programme working to raise participation in arts and culture on South Tyneside and Sunderland. This new case study shares their work with small organisations.
The six-year Cultural Spring project is part of the Creative People and Places programme, initiated and funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery. CPP works to encourage more people to take the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in art experiences.
As part of the Cultural Spring’s legacy, we wanted to ensure some of the groups that we have helped establish and grow can be resilient without our continuing support.
We wanted to help local groups become sustainable, fully-constituted organisations, enabling them to apply for grant funding to ensure their viable future.
Our target audience was several of the many unconstituted arts and culture groups that we have helped establish in Sunderland and South Tyneside. These include choirs, a dance group, a ukulele band and others.
Being a constituted group puts Whitburn Acapella on a firmer footing, enabling it to grow and attract more singers.
A constitution is an agreement of the aims, goals and rules that your group will use. It’s a statement of whois part of your group, what your group is going to do and sets out how you are going to do it.