Decision details

Culture Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Articulates a clear, ambitious and inclusive vision for culture for everyone who lives, works and visits the BCP area. It is an outcomes focused 10 year plan, with a clear set of priorities for delivery in the short, medium and long term. The plan is owned by the Cultural Compact, for which the Council is a key facilitating partner.


RESOLVED that: -

(a)            Cabinet approves the adoption of the Cultural Strategy

(b)           Delegates approval to the relevant Director for the Cultural Service to lead the further collaboration, development and implementation of a detailed delivery plan with the Cultural Compact

(c)            Approve transfer of hosting the Cultural Compact from BCP Council to Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

(d)           Agree transfer of £35k identified reserve and £14.8k Arts Council funding to AUB to support delivery of the Cultural Compact

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Tourism, Culture and Vibrant Places


To support the BIG plan objectiveto deliver on the recommendations of the 2019 Cultural Enquiry, working alongside the Cultural Compact to develop a Cultural Strategy and Delivery Plan.

And meet the Corporate Strategy objective: Connected Communities: Strengthen the cultural identity of our towns and places: support the newly formed Cultural Compact to build on the findings of the Cultural Enquiry to develop a Cultural Strategy that supports community arts and culture.

Report author: Andrew Emery

Publication date: 10/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/03/2023

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