Issue details

Cultural Development in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

To ask for Cabinet’s approval of a strategic review of arts festivals in BCP and recommendations for governance, programming, marketing and production aimed at ensuring the festivals ecology meets BCP's objectives and provides maximum reach, value and provision for BCP residents. To also advise Cabinet on Council applications for Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation support in 2022 and advise on the overall picture of applications from the locality.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/05/2021

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure and Culture (to 01/11/2021)

Lead director: Corporate Director of Regeneration and Economy

Contact: Michael Spender, Museum Manager - Culture and Community Email:

Consultation process

Informal engagement May-September 2021


Cultural organisations, Arts Council England, BCP Cultural Compact board and consultative group.


  • BCP Arts Festivals