At its meeting on 9 March 2021 Cabinet adopted the 'Culture Plan - a place-based culture strategy for Plymouth 2021-2030'
An ambitious vision to put culture at the heart of Plymouth’s development has been revealed, supporting and creating hundreds of jobs and businesses while building a world class cultural offer that attracts visitors and connects communities.
Plymouth Culture – the organisation that supports the city’s cultural sector – has united businesses, stakeholders and city leaders as well as artists, creatives and performers to develop the plan, which sets out how culture can give Plymouth the economic and creative support it needs to truly prosper.
The Culture Plan stresses the importance of building on a sector that already attracts millions in investment in the city, strengthening our economy every year:
- More than £50 million has been invested in Plymouth by outside funders in the past five years.
- £6 million of recovery funding has been secured to retain jobs in arts and culture, continuing to support communities and their recovery from the pandemic.
- Grass roots music venues alone contribute nearly £7 million to Plymouth’s night-time economy with almost 3,000 live music events each year, attracting nearly 300,000 people and supporting more than 30,000 musicians.
The Plan supports Policy INT4 in seeking to ensure Plymouth is a city with a distinctive, dynamic, cultural centre of regional, national and international renown with a thriving arts and cultural sector.