Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
approves the adoption of the Cultural Strategy as set out in
Appendix 1 to the Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor
recognises that the adoption of a Cultural Strategy is a key action
within the emerging Corporate Plan, which also supports improvement
and investment in local arts and cultural venues across the
notes the conclusions highlighted in the Cultural Strategy and
advocates integrating these points into the Corporate Plan Action
Plan, supporting the Authority’s goal to become one of the
best places to live, work and visit in the UK.
Considerations/Reasons for decision:
- Report of
the Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy on the Cultural
undertaken by the Culture and Visitor Economy Overview and Scrutiny
Committee which explored the vision and purpose of the
- Establishment of a network of sports providers, user groups and
other leisure stakeholders.
- Consultations, workshops and activities carried out during 2019
with the public, stakeholders, schools and societies, both face to
face and online, to identify key priorities for the Cultural
- Recognition of the importance of creativity and physical
activity highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cultural Strategy would allow a fresh approach to cultural
development, engaging in a broad programme of ongoing targeted
interventions, initiatives and opportunities. The equality analysis
is attached as Appendix 2 within the report by the Cabinet Member
for Culture and Visitor Economy.
Cultural Strategy would bring together Arts, Heritage, Sports and
Physical Activity and The Sciences to promote creativity and
Other options considered:
2013-16 Cultural Strategy included a vision for activity up to
2021: The themes included in the document could have been extended
to include further relevant activity until that date. The option was rejected, as a new focus was
identified to capitalise on the success of previous initiatives and
to link together the growing opportunities for health and wellbeing
as a key driver for wider cultural engagement.
establish a series of smaller discrete strategies for cultural
activity: This was rejected as the
early Members’ Workshops identified the need for a more
cohesive approach to cultural programmes and greater connectivity
between service area activity and initiatives.
Publication date: 09/09/2020
Date of decision: 08/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet