Published: 5th Feb 2019

Council leaders need to join forces with other groups to help drive economic growth through the arts and culture, according to an independent enquiry. In a new report, the Cultural Cities Enquiry, which was organised by the Core Cities group, calls for ‘cultural city compact’ partnerships to be created, which will help drive growth in Britain’s largest cities. According to the enquiry report, these compacts could bring together civic leaders, along with people involved in business, the arts and education, to help ‘secure the social and economic benefits’ that culture can bring. In particular, it argues these compacts could help deliver high street regeneration, establish creative clusters and support local artists. The report also calls for the creation of city-based corporate social venture funds, which will allow businesses to invest in local projects. It also argues that cities must make strategic and sustainable use of their cultural property assets, as … (To read the full article, subscribe below)