Our Spotlight programme works with 30 of 65 Band 3 organisations representing some of the biggest buildings and energy users across the NPO portfolio. The programme has received a lot of press, nationally and internationally, and is opening up important opportunities for greater sector leadership in tackling the climate crisis.
On 12th Sept we held our second Spotlight peer learning event at the wonderful Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead. With just over 40 participants, mainly representatives of Spotlight organisations, we had a very productive day, with lots of energy and a welcome chance to meet with and learn from each other. We were also delighted to be joined by Francis Runacres, Executive Director, Enterprise and Innovation at Arts Council England, who set the scene around the Spotlight programme and ACE’s 2020-30 strategy. One of the highlights of the day was the Spotlight sharing session with fantastic contributions from Batlic, Opera North and the Royal Shakespeare Company. JB’s Claire Buckley also shared the latest Spotlight progress and insights gained so far.
We will be sharing further examples and learning as the Spotlight programme progresses.