If our campaign to prevent the closure of Dartington College of Arts is going to succeed, we will need concrete help from all sectors of our community. The 'Save Dartington College' committee has identified a number of areas where this will be especially important. These are:
Legal: If you have experience as a lawyer, or are familiar with the legal issues that arise both from the legality of the proposed closure and the nature of our campaign and would like to help us, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance: If you have expertise in finance and economics, including alternative economic models, please email us at: email@example.com
Lobbying: We need people who can help us with lobbying, both with ideas and with their time. If you would like to help, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Businesses: The closure of the college will have a serious impact on local traders and retailers. Please email us if you would like to be part of this group at: email@example.com
Press and Media: We need people who can help us promote our viewpoint in the media. If you can help in this area please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural Impact: One of the main concerns is the cultural impact that the closure of the college will have on the local area, and nationally, with the loss of diversity in higher education. Join this group by emailing: email@example.com
Research: Obtaining and finding information about past and present issues relating to the college. Join this group by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Visions for the College: Many people are seeking alternative models and ways for creating a sustainable and viable future for Dartington College on the Dartington Estate. Join this group by emailing: email@example.com
Organising Events: We intend to organise a number of events over the next two months - these will include public meetings, demonstrations, concerts and exhibitions. If you are able to help us get these events organised, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Ideas: In the true spirit of Dartington, join this group for developing ideas, including how to widen our campaign. Email us at: email@example.com
Publicity, Campaigning and Leafleting: Can you help us distribute leaflets, stand at tables with petitions and generally spread the word in any way you can? If so, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping the website up to date: You only need to be vaguely computer literate and to have a broadband internet connection to help us keep the website up to date. Email us at: email@example.com if you can help with this.
Things we haven't thought of: Do you have any other ideas in how we can campaign effectively, or are there other areas where you would like to make a contribution that don't fit in the above categories? Let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org