East Devon Cultural Strategy
Our new strategy aims to strengthen, promote and grow arts and culture in East Devon, offering high quality creative opportunities, accessible to people of all ages, in all communities.
Our mission is to balance the unique identities, independence and quirks of each East Devon community with the need to work together on ambitious, shared initiatives that transcend any one organisation, artform or place. This will include partners from within and beyond our district.
Our cultural strategy themes
There are eight core themes to the strategy:
Strengthening the community
Support the unique, community-led cultural organisations whose efforts enhance the high quality of life and wellbeing in East Devon’s towns and villages
Protecting the environment
Establish East Devon as an innovator and regional beacon of culture-led environmental protection, enhancement and activism
Growing cultural tourism
Establish new cultural products, partnerships and promotional activity to mutually benefit and grow the creative and visitor economies
Creative enterprise and skills
Build inspiring talent development pathways for the current and next generation of East Devon creatives
New places for culture
Ensure all East Devon residents, especially children and young people, can experience high quality culture and creativity in their local areas
Support the sector to connect, work collectively, share best practice and lever investment through greater joint working
Be ambitious and drive change by bringing together a diverse range of partners to drive forward and advocate for the Cultural Strategy and secure inward investment
Ensure continuous learning and improvement by monitoring and evaluating the change that creativity and culture has on people and place
Search and connect with local cultural organisations and creatives near you.
Have a look at upcoming funding and training opportunities.
Read our latest updates.