Published: 5th Feb 2019

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson writes for New Start about today’s Cultural Cities report, which calls for ‘cultural city compact’ partnerships to be created, which it says will help drive growth in Britain’s largest cities. Today’s Cultural Cities enquiry and the announcement of funding to explore the creation of a local ‘cultural compact’ is a breath of fresh air for someone like me who has seen and heard so many reports like this in the past. It is concise, has concrete requests of policy makers and is very timely. In the decade since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, the national conversation about the role and importance of culture has moved a long way in a short time. Back in 2008 Liverpool’s work with local people- known as the creative communities project – was a new approach to engagement through the arts. It was done at scale with proper investment and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)