Cornerstones of Culture: Commission on Culture and Local Government

Councils have an important role to play in supporting a thriving local cultural ecosystem, but they are under increasing financial strain with the Local Government Association (LGA) highlighting the significant issues facing council services as a result of inflation and other pressures. Local authority funding for culture reduced by around 40 per cent in the 10 years leading up to the pandemic. This Commission provided an opportunity to explore the immediate challenges facing the sector and some important questions about its future. • What is the role of local publicly funded culture in place? • How can it support locally led recovery from the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis? • What is the role of the council in supporting this? • What more can be done to encourage thriving local cultural ecosystems?

File Type: pdf
Categories: Cultural Engagement, Economic Growth, Policy and Advocacy
Tags: LGA (Local Government Association)
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