On October 22nd Vamos held its first Ideas Exchange Event, an initiative created as part of an Arts Council England funded project Resilience for Vamos and the Worcester Arts Scene.

Vamos opened its doors for the day to anyone involved in the arts in the West Midlands, as well as voluntary organisations wanting to link up with artists in the region. It was a day for networking and partnerships, creating new connections and artistic collaborations, as well as sharing ideas and know-how.

The day really was a resounding success. Over twenty artists, producers, arts officers and organisations attended, sharing ideas and connections  - as well as some fine lemon meringue cupcakes and lots of tea and coffee.

The day was busy, friendly and relaxed, and left us with the feeling that the future is very positive for the arts in the West Midlands.

Thank you to everyone who attended the day. We look forward to extending connections further at our Open Space Conference on 4th March, 2016: more details will be announced after Christmas.