The Midlands Higher Education & Culture Forum is a dynamic network bringing together and building partnerships between Higher Education and the Cultural Sector across the Midlands. We aim to make a significant impact on the way we view research in a cultural context both regionally and nationally, providing a cohesive view of the landscape in order to advocate effectively.
Our forum comprises working groups each focus on themed priorities, developed out of conversations at our launch conference in late 2017 at Nottingham Contemporary. This convened 150 people from Higher Education and Cultural Sectors to identify shared strategic challenges and issues. It allowed us to examine how we might collectively address them and explored where we can more effectively collaborate and provide mutual benefit to enable a stronger voice for our sectors in the Midlands and influence policy and to develop a space that enables a single joined up conversation.
Throughout the summer and autumn of 2018, our working groups will be delivering a series of informal events to host conversations and discuss future steps.
The Forum will host a second conference, which will take place in early 2019 in Coventry.