A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy 2020-2030

Closed 10 Jul 2019

Opened 18 Apr 2019


This consultation has now closed.  Thanks to everyone who completed the survey.  If you want to keep up to date with what’s happening with the cultural strategy please visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/culture


Why we are consulting

We are consulting on our draft A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy 2020-2030'.

It is part of our ongoing process of consultation and engagement and your views will help us finalise the cultural strategy for the city and help us to develop the delivery and investment programmes.

This 10-year cultural strategy has been developed following thousands of conversations that have taken place since 2017 as part of an ongoing public engagement programme. This strategy is also a consolidation of the foundation, commitments and achievements of several preceding strategies and frameworks.  It commits the city to facilitating a new integrated phase of culture-led development, with the individual citizen at the heart of this process.

The strategy presents the overall approach, themes and priorities for integrated cultural development over a ten year period.

The next phase of work will consider how the strategy will be delivered. This will include the development of initial three year implementation plans.  These implementation plans will support the priorities set out in the strategy.  Further consultation on these plans will follow at a future date. 

We want to know what you think about our proposed:

•             Cultural Statement

•             Strategic themes and priorities for cultural development in Belfast                              over the next 10 years

•             Approach to developing the investment and delivery programmes

The consultation documents and other background information are available on the Council's website - www.belfastcity.gov.uk/CulturalStrategy and within this survey.

We would encourage you to respond via this online survey but we also welcome written responses which should be sent to:

Erika Clark, Engagement Officer

Place and Economy Department

Belfast City Council

 9-21 Adelaide Street

 Belfast BT2 8DJ

 Telephone:  02890500543

Email: culture@belfastcity.gov.uk


The relevant documents are available, on request, in alternative formats - Braille, audio, large print, easy read. The council will also consider requests to produce it in other languages. If you require the documents in these or other formats please contact us at the above address.

We will be running a series of public consultation engagement sessions at various dates in venues across the city throughout May and June. Please visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/culturalstrategy for updates on these sessions, or email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk for further information.

What happens next

Thank you to everyone who completed the Cultural Strategy online consultation survey. We are using the results to inform the next phase of the process.


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