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Cultural Strategy 2020-24 consultation

We are seeking your views on a new five-year Cultural Strategy to ensure our communities can benefit from Westminster’s world-class cultural and creative opportunities. With over 2,000 cultural institutions, from markets to theatres, museums to architecture across the borough, we believe that every single resident should be able to access the valuable local cultural offer.

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The Cultural Strategy will form part of the council-wide City for All vision, which sets out the ambition for Westminster to be a ‘city that celebrates its communities’. We recognise that when residents take part in cultural activity, it transforms:

  • their sense of health and wellbeing, and reduces social isolation
  • their satisfaction with and connectivity to people and place
  • their access to local opportunities, volunteering, skills and employment​

Consultation on emerging priorities 

We are now seeking feedback from all our stakeholders and residents on our emerging priorities for culture, which includes:

  • increased access to culture for all, with a specific focus on reaching residents that encounter physical, social and economic barriers
  • support for health and wellbeing programmes through collaboration with more local cultural partners and deepening relationships with council services (e.g. Families, Public Health, Adult Social Care) and local NHS link workers
  • delivering skills for the future by increasing cultural capital and skills opportunities for young people and improving access to lifelong learning for all
  • ensuring creative placemaking to maintain cultural infrastructure, creative workspaces and resident programmes as integral to planning and regeneration schemes

Read the full draft Cultural Strategy for Westminster Council 2020-24 on our website.

Let us know your thoughts and suggestions regarding our priorities and how you might partner with us by completing our online survey.

Next steps

Following the consultation, we will use the findings to inform the final strategy and action plan, showing how we will deliver our objectives over the next five years. We plan to publish the complete Cultural Strategy 2020-24 in spring 2020.

Last updated: 24 March 2020