Published: 18th Apr 2018

  A new enquiry has been launched today into how cities can continue to fund culture as local authority budgets continue to shrink. The cultural cities enquiry will examine how culture provides social and economic benefits in cities around the country. It will also look at how culture can help integrate communities, tackle loneliness and unlock new funding streams. And it will examine how cities can use social investment, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding to fund cultural projects in the future. The enquiry will also look at whether the planning system could be used to provide incentives for developers to provide more spaces for culture in their schemes. The chief executive of Virgin Money, Jayne-Anne Gadhia will chair the enquiry, which follows discussions between the Core Cities group and the Arts Council England on the subject. The enquiry board will be made up of expert individuals from a variety of sectors, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)