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Culture White Paper, March 2016

A strategy to help ensure the arts, culture and heritage are open to all.


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Posted: 08/03/2016

Category:Research Evidence and Impact


On the 23 March 2016 the government published, in their words, ‘the first strategy for arts and culture in more than 50 years.’ The DCMS press release goes on to describe it:

  • Includes new expectation from Government that all publicly-funded arts organisations must increase access for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Thousands of children from poorer families to benefit from new cultural scheme giving them behind-the-scenes access to the arts
  • Great Place scheme will put culture at the centre of local decision-making
  • Reviews of Museums, Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund to begin

A link to the Culture White Paper is here.


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