Tuesday 1st November 2016 marked the beginning of an exciting new phase in the development of Ceramic City Stories. 'Fun Palaces Ambassadors' is a 3 year action research programme and UK wide partnership. We feel privileged to be working alongside the London based national team and other key partners in Cornwall, Sheffield and Edinburgh. This unique learning journey will explore what 'cultural democracy' might look like in locally driven activities. The programme is supported and funded by a range of organisations including Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Wellcome Trust. The Fun Palaces Ambassadors programme will enable Ceramic City Stories to consolidate and develop a number of new initiatives and activities.
Ceramic City Stories will use this opportunity to develop new relationships, support services and sustainable resources. We have been working on a new website including 'open resources' for others to use. This is designed to underpin our core activities and support networked heritage in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. There has already been a lot of interest from those involved in our 'beta' test and the initial response has been extremely positive. The new resource will be launched in the new year to coincide with our co-designed Fun Palaces Ambassadors' Action Plan.
Watch this space...