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.
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.