In partnership with Arts Council England, the LGA is delighted to offer this chance to discuss how culture contributes to successful rural communities. Through support for tourism and creative industries in our rural areas culture can drive rural prosperity, and help build strong communities.
The landscapes, natural settings and historic buildings of our rural areas have long been sources of inspiration and creativity and cultural participation is high in rural areas. However, leveraging the potential of culture can sometimes be challenging in a rural setting.
This conference will explore how councils and other partners are overcoming some of these barriers, recognise the critical impact that culture already plays in the rural economy, and discuss how to ensure our rural areas continue to benefit from the full scope of our cultural and creative opportunities. The event will include case studies, panel discussions and key note speakers from national partners, including Sir Nick Serota, Chair of Arts Council England.
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