Create new rituals for CAMP – (or a funeral)

  • Desirable for members- creating meaning
  • Purposes for the organisation
  • Creating and strengthening relationships.
  • Social purpose –
  • Creating shared experiences and stories
  • Practical functions
  • Focus –

General things around ritual

Tension – – self vs community, conforming/rebelling, hierarchy, history (unfinished business) financial constraints or costs,

Fairness — who has the power, who makes the rules, who is allowed to speak,

Making new rituals means considering the foundation of fairness (avoiding dictatorship)

Structural compromises – delegation – time and resources

Rules –

  • Pay a fee
  • meet criteria
  • purpose – clearly specifiying the purposes and aims

Roles –

  • bystander – people who join but have no interest in actively contributing to building the community (necessary for funding running)
  • Committee Positions – Members become a pool for a
  • Key Skill Contributors = Accountancy, solicitor, project co-ordinator
  • VOLUNTEERS key for working groups i.e. communications, practical, ideas, networkers, member care, outreach community engagement, practical and technical
  • Directors – working groups


who runs the show?

  • 8 x driectors 18-24 months each
  • Quorum is a certain number of directors must be present
  • Rotating chairs
  • Pro-active  engaement with actions
  • *Pritate party (scandinavian Polotics) a decentralisation – the three pirate rules (Swarmwise) innovation – original thinking – doers. Prioritising the idea of being pro-active.


  • Voting
  • Meeting
  • Email/what’s app (Doodle Pole)
  • Goal posts

Defining Success

  • CIC Model
  • Membership Numbers & renewalls
  • Social Media following
  • Reputation – reach across geography
  • No of projects
  • Nos of partnerships (includiing quality)
  • Legacy – renewal – longevity and social impact
  • Quality or affirming feedback from memebrs – this could be got through questionaire at renewal.  (like have you gained, attended, what could imporove etc.) but also – how to keep memebrs.
  • Personal gain – access to knowledge – sense of belonging and motivation
  • Raising your profile (and that of CAMP) (social and personal success)
  • Is it Ronseal?



  • Local government funding sources (through this you can get valid feedback) – 2K
  • Membership – presently 5K
  • Arts Council Funding  – 33K pa
  • Ticket sales – Talks, minimal (maybe 60£ pa) Masteclasses  still small income from members
  • pop+ Plymouth Octopus Project – Pitch
  • Police Service – pitch

In kind support – plymouth College of Arts etc


  • Paying for a co-ordinator
  • Pay for Director (eventually)
  • People – outlay speakers, accomodation etc
  • Bursaries – residencies
  • Insurances
  • Hosting the website
  • Proffessional services

in reality CAMP needs £40K to run annuyally.  but even at 100 memebrs each member would need to pay £400 pa to raise that amunt of capital.


  • How does it define itsself
  • What is the asthetic
  • What language does it use
  • what is the Aesthetic
  • How does it communicate – what is its USP – local, face to face, co-presence,

Speicif to CAMP

  • Logo – hand rendered, simple colouring, it defines a ‘thing’
  • The website is doing you a favour the logo is showing a revolution or solidarity
  • Presentation -a plain and straight forward
  • use of language as an invitation
  • Up-beat call to action
  • There is stuff which is unique to memebrs (other info is available through A-N)

Channels and Platforms

Specific to Camp

  • From Camp Messages
  • Missionaries – Advocacy
  • Programme flyers/mailing lists
  • Open access newsletter or members only access
  • Plymouth College of Arts access to lectures/events on site
  • Option to offer potential sharing facilitites

Member to member conversations

  • Social events
  • Before or after events
  • Exhibitions of work
  • Private forum