A strategy to help ensure the arts, culture and heritage are open to all
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
It is going to take us a while to read and digest the document’s 72 pages, but if you have already read it, do send your views to Jane Hendrie at LEAN.
A link to the Culture White Paper is here.