Arts, culture and libraries 2022

Culture and library services have an essential role in helping councils to engage with, and support, communities to achieve sustainable social outcomes. This is particularly relevant to levelling up, tackling health inequalities and rebuilding from COVID-19 at the same time is many councils are facing increasing financial challenges. The LGA’s important partnership with Arts Council England enables us to provide critical support to our member councils by developing the knowledge and skills of both councillors and officers to champion cultural activity in their local areas during a period of rebuilding, where leadership is needed most.


The LGA has worked closely with Arts Council England (ACE) over a number of years to deliver shared improvement programmes for councils.

Register an interest in upcoming programmes

Tell us what matters to you

We are in the process of developing the autumn 2022 programme. Due to popular demand, we are holding waiting lists for the following programmes:

  • culture and library peer challenges
  • Leadership Essentials: Culture (for councillors)
  • senior officer leadership programme
  • themed round tables.

We will contact the waiting list before the general launch of programmes. To join the waiting list please complete this short online form

Your feedback and ideas help us to shape our programmes. Tell us about the challenges and opportunities that are most relevant to you right now and any support that you would find valuable. Email cts@local.gov.uk