York's Creative Future

York Culture Strategy, 2020 - 2025

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York’s Creative Future has inclusion and participation at its core, and the commitment to ensure that culture is relevant and accessible to everybody in York – regardless of age, background or postcode. It places culture at the heart of activities from major capital developments, to residents’ wellbeing – and will work to ensure cultural entitlement for every child.

The Culture Strategy has the ambition to transform York – and by 2025 we believe York will be known as a city where outstanding, renowned heritage comes together with a cutting-edge and contemporary approach to creativity – reflecting the city’s rich history and its status as the UK’s first UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.

York's Creative Future:
York Culture Strategy,
2020 - 2025

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York's Creative Future:
York Culture Strategy, 2020 - 2025 Launch

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Culture will be relevant and accessible to everybody in York, regardless of age, background or postcode.

 

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We're working to ensure that culture is fully embedded into local investment and city planning developments, with the arts and heritage and cultural wellbeing integral to development processes.

 

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For children and young people, engaging with culture can be transformational – both for their own wellbeing and prospects, and for the society they’ll grow up in.

 

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York’s creative and cultural sectors will thrive and contribute to strengthening and diversifying York’s economy: through universities and colleges providing clear routes to skilled employment, and creative workspaces attracting and retaining creative talent in the city.

 

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It is our ambition that the city is recognised nationally for its innovative work in culture for health and wellbeing, which residents can benefit from throughout their lives.

 

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Make It York ensures that the city is recognised globally as a brilliant place to be, and that York’s culture is at the heart of the celebration of this unique and vibrant city.

 

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