DCMS introduction to CDF (R1)

VIDEO: With the five Cultural Development Fund (CDF) first round projects now complete, funders DCMS and Arts Council England opened the CDF symposium, Re-Imagining Place, with introductions to the fund and the first round projects from Lord Parkinson (DCMS) and Paul Bristow (ACE)

Re-Imagining Place: CDF Symposium

The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Symposium, Re-Imagining Place: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Through Culture, took place at the Guildhall Worcester in March 2023, marking the culmination of the five first round Cultural Development Fund (CDF) projects and offering opportunities to celebrate, share learning, connect and be inspired by those projects in Grimsby, Plymouth, Thames Estuary, Wakefield and Worcester. 

Skills Case Study: Creative Apprenticeships

Martha's Story: the journey of a creative apprentice, from warehouse manager to assistant producer for Worcester Arches Festivals

Creating cultural centres outside London

Prior to the DCMS announcement of the second round of investments through the Cultural Development Fund, (CDF), the CDF Network presented case studies through the first round CDF projects at Creative UK's Creative Coalition Festival 2022.



Partnerships with schools and young people were particularly significant in demonstrating the greatest impact. Across the four Pioneering Places projects and the wider advocacy...



CDF Network

The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Network is the national collective that shares best practice and generates knowledge to capture and celebrate the success of the DCMS CDF round one investment. 

Pioneering Places

Cultural and heritage-led placemaking Pioneering Places is the largest of the national Great Place Schemes, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage,...

CDF Network projects