Let’s get creative!

A new Cultural and Creative strategy for the district is being developed as part of a joint exercise between Bath & North East Somerset Council and organisations within the area.

The Bath Guildhall
The Bath Guildhall

A steering group is being formed with representatives from a wide range of local organisations including the Cultural Forum, Creative Bath, Bath Bridge, The Guild co-working hub and the Arts Council.

Councillor Ben Stevens (Lib-Dem, Widcombe), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “This new strategy will promote an exciting and coherent vision for building world-class cultural and creative activity for everyone in the district.

Bath and North East Somerset is a unique place in so many ways, and fostering talent, knowledge and skills across all ages and backgrounds will encourage us to flourish in the long term.”

Input will be sought from Bath Spa University, City of Bath College and the University of Bath and many other organisations engaged across the spectrum of cultural and creative activities in Bath and North East Somerset.

Katharine Reeve of Bath Spa University (steering group member and project lead), said: “We have the potential to create a new model for the cultural and creative sectors with a strong social purpose, spirit of wellbeing, and new ways of working collaboratively. We are keen to hear from a wide range of organisations across the sector.”

Any other organisations who would like to get involved too should email celia@bathbridge.co.uk.