Creating a Cultural Strategy for Britain’s First New Town – Stevenage Borough Council

Posted on 6th March, 2020

Cultural Strategy - StevenageThe council worked with local residents and cultural sector partners in Stevenage to create a cultural strategy to draw together the artistic and heritage ambitions for Britain’s first New Town as it launches a major regeneration programme and new era for the town.

The council worked closely with Arts Council England to undertake a strategy. The process was purposefully community-led, engaging residents and community-led arts and cultural organisations to shape the ambitions for the future. As a consequence an Arts and Heritage Forum was launched and championed a range of initiatives across the town. Adopting a more co-operative approach to developing a strategy for the town has led to a number of achievements.