Dermot here from South London Makerspace
Further to recent posts on the HSF Telegram channel we’re offering to hold an online meetup this Tuesday – an hour and a half get-together to check-in and see how we can support each other. This is not an official HSF meeting, but something a few members expressed and interest in that might prove useful
Draft agenda please read and add thoughts below
Assign roles: note taker, time keeper, chair (I’m happy to chair – Dermot)
We’re a distinct group of (mostly?) volunteer-run creative spaces, while we have our brilliant uniquenesses we have much in common. Reopening during the COVID pandemic presents many challenges on our resources
Purpose of meeting:
Share experience, ideas and best practice to help ease the pressure on individual spaces…and possibly generate feedback for the Scottish government guidance (see below)
Where we’re at and what are our key concerns?
A 30-second each introduction – moved to chat box if high attendance numbers: who are you, and what are your two main concerns around reopening?
Be good to have several testimonies from a few spaces that feel ahead of the game: (some open, some about to open) to give as an overview (5 minutes each)
What resources could/should we pool? discussion
Suggestions from attendees
How to share best practice discoveries - discussion
In recognition of the developing situation and ever changing guidance, how do we efficiently respond and share information between us?
Feedback to Scottish Govt - discussion
The team drawing up their guidance for the creative industries are meeting this week and HSF member Tim will be attending – is Tim Kirby in this group?
What do we want government, local authorities and other official bodies to understand about us? The official Scottish guidance stresses the high workload and review process required for reopening, do we present a case for extra support, or more detailed guidance?
What next, if anything
Round up of action points
Action points…rounded up
If you’re in a residential area please respect your neighbours…
Let me know below if you can make and start the discussion it by posting below
If you have a COVID-reopening plan to share please do, with a link if appropriate
Any suggestions for what we can usefully discuss gratefully received: this is just a few things straight off the top of my head…
I’ll post a meeting link nearer the time