NOTTINGHAM's 10-year cultural statement & framework

Nottingham benefits from a rich cultural offer and diverse networks of creative makers, participants, audiences and organisations.

Bird & Gorton are delighted to be working with Nottingham’s residents, community, voluntary, business, education and public sector organisations, and the city's Strategic Cultural Partnership to consider what is most distinctive about Nottingham, and how the cultural sector can support and celebrate this distinctiveness.

This work will result in the design of a 10-year Cultural Statement and Framework for Nottingham to support and empower the city’s ambitions to create jobs, to grow businesses, to bring funding and investment into the city and to encourage tourism.

At the heart of these ambitions is a commitment to create opportunities for local people of all ages and from all areas of the city to engage with Nottingham’s culture and heritage.

From the city's thriving cultural offer to its rapidly growing creative and digital industries, the Cultural Framework will capitalise on Nottingham's success - underlined by the city's status as a UNESCO City of Literature, membership of UNESCO's Creative Cities network, and recognition as England's first City of Football.

Work with us to build nottingham's cultural framework

Between November 2016 and January 2017, your ideas and opinions can help inform the design of Nottingham’s 10-year Cultural Statement and Framework. 

Drawing on Design Thinking and in collaboration with local partners, we will be facilitating open conversations and events to identify shared priorities, challenges, and opportunities for culture in the city. These will take place in December and January - dates tbc soon.

Events will be accompanied by online activity - including blogging, an open Trello board, social media engagement and an online survey. Support will be provided for others to mobilise debate and gather ideas in their own communities.

If you want to find out more or get involved, follow us on Twitter at #CultureNottingham @Bird_Gorton @CQNottm

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