Seminar 5 Making an Impact

In seminar 5 we focus on:

  • What is impact and why must cultural organisations think about it. In fact culture is much more valuable in many ways than cultural people themselves think
  • Impact investment opportunities

Michel Scholte, Impact Institute (The Netherlands)
– Director & Co-founder Impact Institute, a social enterprise. Impact Institute’s mission is to empower organisations and individuals to realize the Impact Economy. They do this by creating a common language for impact through the publication of open source standards and by providing the tools, training, and services to implement those standards. We believe in the necessity to create a growing movement and involve institutions, organisations, professionals and consumers in the transition from a financial economy to an impact economy.
Tim Joss, Aesop (United Kingdom) – Chief Executive & Founder Aesop. Aesop’s vision is ‘A future when arts solutions for society’s problems are valued and available for all who need them’. Aesop has developed the first evaluation framework for arts and health, the first annual survey of health sector attitudes to the arts, university-accredited arts-and-health training for busy health and arts professionals and major national arts conferences and showcases for health decision-makers. Tim’s past activities include Artistic Director & Chief Executive of the Bath International Music Festival, and founder of the Arts Impact Fund (the first social investment fund for the arts). He was appointed a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005.

David Dixon, efesai

18 November, 14:00

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David Dixon - Director efesai
Tim Joss - Chief Executive & Co-founder Aesop

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