A new era for Viva S Yorkshire Arts Consortium
The Directors and members and of Viva S Yorkshire Arts Consortium have today agreed to the voluntarily dissolution of the company.
This follows an Arts Council England funded review commissioned as part of an R&D project into consortium working & strategic commissioning which found that the formal structure of a separate limited company adopted in 2009 was unnecessary. Servicing its needs and those of a separate Board took too much unfunded and unresourced time, particularly from Eventus as lead managing agent, which could have been better spent focusing on developing collaborative bids.
Eventus were successful in winning and managing over £600K of contracts, for delivery by 5 partners, including a recent half term programme for Sheffield Children’s University.
Consortium working has been a positive experience and members will continue to develop this approach through more informal consortium and partnership working.
Eventus will continue to use its experience as lead managing agents on appropriate tenders.
Sheffield was one of the pioneers of 3rd sector consortium development and other local consortia are also reviewing ways forward to meet changes in strategic commissioning.