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Grimsby

Grimsby Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire will deliver a new programme of international events and public art to revive Grimsby’s town centre, provide a business...

Plymouth

Plymouth Plymouth in South West England is supporting the iMayflower project.  iMayflower is designed to build Plymouth’s creative industries and nurture creative people power across the city.  Delivered by a...

Worcester

Worcester Worcester is supporting the transformation of Worcester’s central city area into a modern 21st Century workplace of creative industries.  The project board is made up of representatives...

Creative Wakefield

Creative Wakefield Wakefield in West Yorkshire will deliver capital developments, provide a business support programme for local creative businesses and support creative and skills development. The programme known...

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.

How can culture engineer the levelling-up agenda?

During this session at Creative UK's Creative Coalition Festival 2022, our expert panel discussed the role of culture in engineering the levelling-up agenda.The Levelling Up White Paper, published on 2nd February 2022, included 107 references to how culture can support the levelling up agenda, with a promise that DCMS will further set out its plan to deliver to this agenda in the spring.

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 East Kent

Pioneering Places is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities.

Role of heritage and culture in levelling up

“Forgotten” heritage sites and cultural organisations recognised for role played in ‘Levelling Up’ local towns and cities Cultural regeneration projects at disused heritage sites across...

Levelling up through culture and heritage

Although conceived years before the phrase became a central part of government policy, the achieved outcomes of Pioneering Places provide evidence of what Levelling Up might look like in practice, with the right focus, partners and ambition. With all four of the project locations based in local authorities identified as priority one areas in the Levelling Up Prospectus, and specific sites such as the Folkestone gasworks and Ramsgate’s East Cliff in the top 10% most deprived wards in the country, there is a clear need to find new, innovative and creative ways to address the issues of our left-behind towns and smaller cities. 

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