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