Creating a culture powerhouse

Shop front of Ealing Project

A new ‘roadmap’ setting out how the council plans to grow the borough’s cultural sector, create new training and career opportunities and support the creative community has been published.

Ealing Council’s cultural infrastructure plan follows on from the cultural manifesto that was published last year.

The new plan sets out proposals to build and grow the borough’s cultural sector; create new training and career opportunities; and invest in and support a thriving creative community.

It was put together following workshops with some of the borough’s creative specialists, artists and talents from the worlds of art, film and music.

The plan lays out a set of strategic goals:

• create a network of cultural venues and facilities across the 7 towns, accessible for local people
• encourage bottom-up, grassroots cultural activities
• adapt industrial, empty or under-used spaces and buildings for cultural uses
• utilise the existing and developing transport network to connect the borough with the rest of west London and beyond
• embrace digital transformation to reduce barriers to access and build a more inclusive and innovative cultural sector

It identifies fresh opportunities to support more ‘production’ space for the making of creative and cultural work and ‘consumption’ space for the showcasing of work or holding of events.

These can range from rehearsal spaces to prop-making studios, theatres to galleries and record stores.

Read the cultural infrastructure plan

Find out more about the cultural manifesto and how you can be a part of it.

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