Bucks Culture Lives! – Workshop Presentations

What does it mean to have culture embedded in your everyday life? What are the benefits of culture in Buckinghamshire, on residents, service users and the voluntary sector? How does investment in culture lead to economic change, and what does it mean to centre culture as a way of improving health and wellbeing?

Join Buckinghamshire Culture for one (or all) of 4 workshop presentations that explore how culture can impact: health and wellbeing; children and young people; vibrancy and place; and access and inclusion. Hear from leading experts, case studies and inspirational speakers and be inspired through tangible takeaways to make change with culture.

We have recorded each session and below please find access to the videos. Please note these are simple online recordings of the live sessions – they have not be edited or polished – please enjoy them “as live” by clicking on the links below….

Health and Wellbeing

  • Through culture and creativity you can transfer agency and responsibility to those with profound challenges.
  • Move away from thinking about sectors and services, and more about people and places. Move away from what we’re attempting to deliver to what people need.

Children and Young People

  • “Adults always want us to grow up instead of allowing us to be our age.” When working with young people don’t ask them what they want do or be when they are older, engage with them the present, the person they are today.
  • Investing in young people – centering them and their ideas – is crucial in engaging long-term ‘buy in’ for culture in their lives.

Vibrancy and Place

  • Collaboration that centers placemaking requires radical trust with local communities.
  • Until you give money to local communities and groups to support placemaking you are just consulting with them. Give them the resources to really empower placemaking at a community level.
  • Embedded relationships take time, they don’t fit into project funding timelines, you have to build relationships with key stakeholders over months and years – so think long-term investment.

Access and Inclusion

  • Access is not an add on, something to remember at the end of a process. It can, and should, be integrated throughout.
  • Not all venues are accessible and if they are the accessibility point of access is often different to that of main entrance.
  • With inclusion you need to think about