Cultural Action Plan

Importantly this Action Plan is one that is co-owned with the City Council, ensuring that culture is embedded in the plans that will shape the city of the future. Named as one of the top five priorities in the City Council’s five-year strategic plan, culture is seen as a key contributor to future prosperity and growth in Exeter.

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Goal 2

To develop cultural opportunities and experiences


  • Understand and map out forthcoming strategic events and opportunities within the city
  • Convene project groups for responding, planning and delivery; encourage cross-cultural collaboration
  • Develop and support more opportunities for cultural programmes connected to the well being agenda such as ageing, dementia, homelessness and social exclusion
  • Develop opportunities linked to the City Centre Strategy, green spaces and public realm agendas to animate and contribute to their delivery
  • Create better strategic dialogue between Exeter City Council and cultural providers to ensure that strategic programmes, projects and events in the city maximise opportunities for cultural activity
  • Provide feedback on the process and transparency of the distribution of arts finance by Exeter City Council
  • Investigate alternative sources of funding for development, commissioning and promotion

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