Cultural framework

A framework for culture June 2022 to March 2032

Basingstoke Festival Parade 2022
Photo credit: Photo by Stewart Turkington

Culture means different things to different people but ultimately it's about place and its identity and about living in that place. Culture is about taking time out and enjoying different experiences. Culture is a conduit to bring people together and to foster healthy, strong and happy communities, vibrant places, and economic prosperity.

Our borough already has a strong cultural offer, whether it be its history and heritage, its diversity, its towns and villages, its creative community, its natural assets or its arts and leisure facilities. However, there is always room for improvement, to do things differently and to strive for excellence.

The cultural framework sets out the ambitions and objectives for culture to be the catalyst for our borough to become a place where communities, creatives and artists, organisations and businesses can come together to collaborate, celebrate, participate, create, and innovate. The framework identifies three core themes that will act as guiding principles to place culture at the heart of what makes our borough an attractive place to visit and live, work and invest in.

PDF document Cultural Framework and Statement of Intent(PDF) [4 Mb]

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