Our Future City launch new website

Date Created: 21st Jun 2016

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“In Brighton & Hove, children, young people and professionals from health, social services, local businesses, the creative industries, education and culture, have come together to and ways to transform our city in the next 10 years. This year, we’re beginning a three-year programme (and intending to raise £1.7 million) to begin to make this a reality. 

We know a lot of what has gone before isn’t working. We only need to look at The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value, to see that: “There are barriers and inequalities in Britain today that prevent equal access for everyone to a rich cultural education and the opportunity to live a creative life … This is bad for business and bad for society.”

We’re developing a way of working that will address inequality and lack of opportunity in a systematic way. It will happen within cultural education, but most importantly also beyond it. Our Future City* is a 10-year strategy, developed through an intensive 10-month process of consultation and pilot programmes, and now at the start of a three-year programme of delivery.”

* Our Future City is co-ordinated by a group of cultural and education organisations, but is not led by any one body.

(Lead partners: Brighton & Hove Music & Arts, Brighton Dome & Festival, Brighton & Hove Music Trust, Royal Pavilion & Museums, and University of Brighton. The programme is supported with investment from Artswork, the South East Bridge, and through the investment of time from a wide range of people and organisations in the City.)

Find out more about Our Future City here

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