Pioneering Places: Levelling up communities through and heritage-led regeneration

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    Launched as a response to the government’s 2016 Culture White Paper and heralded in its 2017 Heritage Statement, the Great Place Scheme aimed to ensure that local investment in arts, culture and heritage has the greatest impact on local ecologies - the economy, jobs, education, community cohesion, civic pride and health and wellbeing. With its strong community-led and place-based focus, the Scheme serves as an early indicator of what might be achieved through the Levelling Up agenda. As a joint initiative between The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, the Great Place Scheme always had partnership at its core. Pioneering Places East Kent further extends this with the inclusion of Historic England as a key partner and through a consortium of four different delivery organisations, working across three towns, one city, five different local authorities and thousands of community participants. Pioneering Places serves as an exemplar of what the Great Place Scheme set out to achieve. Communities have been empowered to put a spotlight on disused heritage sites, these sites have been transformed by arts and culture and local authorities have supported this transformation for the wider social and economic benefit of their communities.

    Launched as a response to the government’s 2016 Culture White Paper and heralded in its 2017 Heritage Statement, the Great Place Scheme aimed to ensure that local investment in arts, culture and heritage has the greatest impact on local ecologies – the economy, jobs, education, community cohesion, civic pride and health and wellbeing. With its strong community-led and place-based focus, the Scheme serves as an early indicator of what might be achieved through the Levelling Up agenda.

    As a joint initiative between The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, the Great Place Scheme always had partnership at its core. Pioneering Places East Kent further extends this with the inclusion of Historic England as a key partner and through a consortium of four different delivery organisations, working across three towns, one city, five different local authorities and thousands of community participants.

    Pioneering Places serves as an exemplar of what the Great Place Scheme set out to achieve. Communities have been empowered to put a spotlight on disused heritage sites, these sites have been transformed by arts and culture and local authorities have supported this transformation for the wider social and economic benefit of their communities.

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    Categories: Community Engagement, Heritage, Levelling Up, Local Planning, Nations and Regions, Outdoor Art, Placemaking, Public Art, Regeneration
    Tags: Arts Council England, Creative Folkestone, Heritage Fund
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