Culture, Heritage, Communities and Local Economies
The Cultural Engine
Providing expert and friendly support for organisations making a difference in their communities and improving local economies.
We partner with Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Universities, Trusts, Charities and other Community or Social Organisations by providing capacity and knowledge to:
- Identify & secure funding.
- Develop, manage & deliver projects.
- Write relevant & deliverable strategies.
- Support business planning & operational development.
- Nurturing excellent cross-sector partnerships.
- Undertake research.
In order to complete a successful project there are a number of different skillsets that are important to make a successful proposal become a reality. We are well skilled in a number of fields and can help you in a number of ways to reach your goals with a wide range of skillsets.
The Cultural Engine was commissioned by Essex CC to run a year-long Cultural Commissioning Programme which recogniSed the challenges faced by arts and cultural organisations with limited funding and capacity.…Read More
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As a culmination of the ORCHARD cultural programme in 2023 there was a series of celebratory events across Rochford on Saturday 2 December showcasing the work produced during the project. Venues included the WI Hall, Market Square, Rochford Library, Old House & Kings Head. – An inaugural East of England Nature Writing Event in the…
A Cultural Engine Research Group talk, we will present an initial paper blending interdisciplinary emotion research (from mental health, social psychology and affect theory) and ‘on the ground’ non-academic expertise of delivering local heritage projects in Essex. The ambition will be to influence and impact local policy around levelling-up and pride in place policy. Giles…
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