Response to the DCMS Committee ‘Cultural Placemaking and the Levelling Up Agenda’

19 May 2022

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Benjamin Kulka, 

Benjamin Kulka

Eliza Easton

Eliza Easton

Founder, Erskine Analysis. Previously Deputy Director at the Creative PEC

This submission from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre aims to answer the questions posed by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS Committee), specifically:

  1. How can culture reanimate our public spaces and shopping streets?

  2. How can creatives contribute to local decision-making and planning of place?

  3. How can the Government support places without established artistic infrastructure to take full advantage of the opportunities that the levelling up agenda provides?

  4. How might changes to the UK’s broadcasting landscape affect investment in cultural production outside the capital, and what could the consequences be for artists and communities?

  5. How should Government build on existing schemes, such as the UK City of Culture, to level up funding for arts and culture?

Read the DCMS committee inquiry.

Image taken of York, England by Mike.