In the first half of 2020 a Consultant was hired by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to advise on the development of the Arts Centre. We input into his research. His report of May 2020 was shared with us in November 2020 having informed the Council’s investment plans. The report, which backs up the existing strategy, can be found here.
Here are what we will be working on over the next year.
Recruit beneficial support skills for Friends Group
Prepare FPAC accounts for YE 31 Dec 2019
Aim to increase current membership & retain all members for 2020
Secure sponsorship/ patronage support & income from individuals/ businesses
Scrutinise any future NPTCBC budget proposals & lobby as required
Assist in increasing attendance @ PAC
Work in conjunction with NPTCBC to update the 3 year business plan based on local community feedback and reflecting an independent report
Support the investment in a new cinema, including if possible a special Friends grant
Identify areas of practical support/ advice to PAC following preparation of a business plan & assistance with management issues
Work in conjunction with NPTCBC to support grant aid applications for priority capital & revenue projects at PAC including possible cinema pod and external atrium
NB The order of listing does not represent any suggested priority. Overall strategy is to balance ambition with realism. To use this year to develop the groundwork and prepare to help with the greater challenges of 20/21 and beyond. Success – will depend on all of us being active – active supporters and putting ideas into action. Skills for individual tasks etc: everything helps. 10 areas – 5 are about development of Friends, 5 of the Art Centre and of course these overlap. Main areas – Fund raising, helping increase attendance, working with Council