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Museum survey of heads of cultural services

This report presents the results of a survey of heads of cultural services in England, which informed the LGA's official response to the autumn 2016 Department for Culture Media and Sport Review of Museums.


Active people, healthy places

The aim of this report is to share good practice and help decision-makers consider how their council can deliver on this agenda in the best way for local people and communities.

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Cultural strategy in a box

Culture is who we are. It is our heritage and future. It is how we live our lives and express our identities. It is art, music, film, fashion, design, even gaming. But it is much more: it is what defines us and how we are changing. For local authorities, culture can be viewed as part of the glue that brings and keeps our communities together.

Culture-led regeneration achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

Culture-led regeneration: achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

The LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board commissioned this guide to see how cultural-led generation can be done, so councils across the country can look at examples that work for them and possibly do something similar.


Delivering local solutions for public library services

Written for all councillors who have an interest in supporting the development of public library services, this guide will take you through the how and why of transformation in your area.

Councillor development

Engaging in commissioning - a practical resource for the culture and sport sector

Resource pack jointly produced by the Local Government Association, Sport England, Arts Council England (ACE) and the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA).


Festive cheer: the local impacts of Christmas Markets

This publication highlights key factors which, if implemented well, can lead to a successful Christmas market.


Leadership Essentials Sport impact report

The LGA undertook research amongst councillors who attended the Leadership Essentials Sport events, which were organised in partnership with Sport England. The findings show an overwhelmingly positive response from those attending.


Local solutions: boosting the visitor economy

The evidence base showing how devolution can boost visitor economy-led growth throughout England.

Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors COVER

Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors

Produced with Arts Council England, this handbook shares innovative case studies and advice for council-run museums, including operating models, partnership working and how museums can contribute to wider local priorities.