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York Arts Education Service

Meeting: 07/12/2016 - Executive (Item 89)

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This report proposes new delivery arrangements for the York Music Hub and York Arts Education, which together will plan for and provide music opportunities for children and young people in York.

 

Decision:

Resolved: That Executive agree that:

(i)      The council ask Arts Council England to novate the council’s existing contract for delivery of music opportunities for children and young people to the new York Music Hub.

(ii)    The council transfer its delivery staff to a new community interest company (York Arts Education), spun out from the council, to act as the York Music Hub’s delivery partner, subject to negotiation of an appropriate contract as set out in paragraph 19 of the report.

(iii)   The council provide a guarantee to York Arts Education with respect to future redundancy liabilities as set out in paragraph 36 of the report.

(iv)  Delegated authority be given to the Head of Legal Services to draw up appropriate legal agreements to enact these decisions.

Reason:     To support the continued development of excellent music opportunities for children and young people in York.

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report which proposed new delivery arrangements for the York Music Hub and York Arts Education to provide music opportunities for children and young people in York.

The report set out the background to the Music Hub partnership and the Arts Education activities. Details of the current delivery of the services was set out and it was acknowledged that the Council was no longer best placed to provide these services without a management infrastructure capable of supporting them. It was noted that initial consultation had been undertaken with staff and unions and that formal consultation would be undertaken if the proposals progressed.

Officers confirmed that support would be provided to the bodies when bidding for future funding.

Resolved: That Executive agree that:

(i)      The council ask Arts Council England to novate the council’s existing contract for delivery of music opportunities for children and young people to the new York Music Hub.

(ii)    The council transfer its delivery staff to a new community interest company (York Arts Education), spun out from the council, to act as the York Music Hub’s delivery partner, subject to negotiation of an appropriate contract as set out in paragraph 19 of the report.

(iii)   The council provide a guarantee to York Arts Education with respect to future redundancy liabilities as set out in paragraph 36 of the report.

(iv)  Delegated authority be given to the Head of Legal Services to draw up appropriate legal agreements to enact these decisions. 1.

Reason:     To support the continued development of excellent music opportunities for children and young people in York.

 


 

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