How do we help create a more aspirational future for the young people living in Liskeard, as well as establish healthier food and lifestyle options and a richer Arts and culture scene.
Opportunities in Arts and Culture
September 2016 – Present
RIO’s Connected Schools Programme
The RIO solution
Through the Connnected Schools programme, RIO are supporting Liskeard Community to start up a community media agency. When established the agency will be a registered social enterprise (probably a CIC) governed by local community partners including the town council, secondary school, community centre and town forum, although it will not employ any staff initially, to keep running costs to a minimum.
The partners will all contribute financially and other income streams will come from social investment (community share offer/ crowd funding), sponsorship, advertising and grants for one off special projects.
It will commission the services of a locally based media agency (Voice Group) to provide professional expertise, design and print services and brand guardianship for the agency. It will produce a variety of regular media including a quarterly magazine, events, town website and other projects.
It will offer opportunities for local people to get involved to co-produce products as well as professional placements for interns from schools and universities or those wanting media experience.
Stats and Facts
- Working with The Junk Food Project
- Establish strong networks with the Museum
- Support start up Community Media Agency
How The Project Was Received