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The future of local cultural decision making

We're convening partners from across all four nations and regions of the UK to explore how increased local decision making will affect the creative and cultural life of communities.

You can find out about this national policy development programme at 'the future of local cultural decision making' hub here.

Culture Commons is co-designing a new package of policy measures that could support a more equitable and sustainable flourishing of creative and cultural activity in all parts of the UK.

We're bringing together stakeholders from local government, the creative and cultural sectors, researchers and policymakers together to ask the questions on everyones lips at the moment.


This open policy development programme will navigate the opportunities and challenges the creative and cultural sectors face, but that also respond to the recently proposed policies by major UK political parties. We have identified several potential policy areas that a ‘partnership of the willing’ could help shape proposals in.

The programme will run for circa 12-month, seeing a Steering Panel and Working Group brought together to propose possible policy solutions for decision makers to adopt.

You can read a devolution op-ed in Arts Pro from Culture Commons Director, Trevor MacFarlane here.

We are now seeking ambitious organisations - whether local government, academia, industry or third sector - interested in developing national level policy influence, to co-partner with us on this journey. 


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