Reeve, K (2015) Bath and North East Somerset Council: Cultural and Creative Strategy Review 2015-2020.


Culture and creativity are vital to the economic and business life of Bath and North East Somerset. This Cultural and Creative Strategy Review is a strong statement of the value of culture and creativity to the local community. It is also a clear commitment to working together to increase participation in creative activities of all kinds.

Item Type: Commissioned Report

Full report available from URL below.

Katharine Reeve wrote this strategy and was project lead on this sector-led strategy development involving large consultation events, specialist focus groups, digital surveys with 200 organisations.

She worked with ACE throughout the process and advised on implementation.

Celia Mead, Stephen Taylor of Bath Bridge and researcher Diana Newport Peace assisted on this.

Endorsements from cultural and creative sector organisations in B&NES

‘A credible, coherent, visionary strategy for the creative and cultural sector in Bath and the area provides an essential blueprint for our development. Our creative heritage is immense; our potential is vast; and now, with this strategy, our path is clear.’

Greg Ingham, Chair, Creative Bath; Chairman, Theatre Royal Bath; Chief Exec, MediaClash


‘The Cultural Forum for the Bath Area (CFBA) welcomes the approach proposed under this new strategy and looks forward to working with partners to realise the strategy's ambitions and outcomes. Both directors and member organisations of the CFBA were actively involved in helping develop the strategy and would like to thank the Bath Bridge for coordinating and facilitating the work involved in sector consultation and in pulling the strategy document together.’
David Metcalfe, Co-Chair, Cultural Forum for the Bath Area


Keywords: Cultural strategy, creative industries, creative sector, cultural sector, arts policy,
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 14:11
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:27
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