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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. 

Cultural Development (CDF) Symposium

Reimagining Place: Sustainable and inclusive growth through culture. This event marks the culmination of the 1st round Cultural Development Fund (CDF) projects. Places limited - no live streaming. Worcester Guildhall, 9 March. Register now 👇


Grimsby The CDF programme in Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire included a new programme of international events and public art to revive Grimsby’s town centre,...


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 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. 

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