Orchestras Live is pleased to welcome three Community Impact Coordinators into their new roles and announce plans for a new Business Innovation strand that will support the organisation’s sustainability and strengthen its position as an agent for change.
The newly appointed Community Impact Coordinators will stand as advocates for Orchestras Live, ensuring the tangible impact of ongoing projects whilst fostering new and long-lasting relationships within historically underinvested areas. The ambition for these roles is to deepen the local impact of Orchestras Live, whilst gaining better insights into how orchestral experiences support communities’ cultural ambitions, and the value people place on our work.
The new team, who will work closely with and support the team of Producers, consists of Chiara Dellerba, Charlotte Greensmith and Sam Moss. Over an initial three-year period, these Community Impact Coordinators, strategically positioned in the Midlands, North and East regions, will champion the company's commitment to nurturing community engagement.
A key aspect of these roles will be to bring a renewed focus to communities where cultural investments have been lacking. The team will seek to cultivate connections whilst empowering individuals, groups, and partners in their communities. Long term, this will enable Orchestras Live to build a vibrant network of local ambassadors for orchestral engagement. The team will connect those on the ground, responding to and supporting the unique needs of each community.
Speaking on the significance of these developments, Sarah Derbyshire MBE, CEO of Orchestras Live, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome our three Community Impact Coordinators, marking an exciting new chapter in Orchestras Live’s evolution. These roles represent our commitment to strengthening our regional presence, forging meaningful partnerships, and deepening the impact of our orchestral co-productions with participants and audiences in the communities we work with. In parallel, our new Business Innovation strand will maximise the impact of our expertise and intellectual assets to drive sectoral change, on a sustainable basis.”
Over the next three years, these appointees (which will include a new Business Innovation Strategist in the coming weeks!) will support Orchestras Live to develop a more sustainable orchestral infrastructure and an environment for creativity to thrive in all communities.