The Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee at the Scottish Parliament has launched an inquiry into how cultural activity is being supported in local communities.
The Scottish Government’s Culture Strategy recognises the importance of taking a ‘place-based’ approach to culture. This means giving people a greater say in shaping the cultural life of their local communities. This could be through community choirs, book clubs and theatre groups, live music, or festivals and galas. The Strategy also identifies the role that a place-based approach to culture can play in developing communities.
MSPs want to hear from those who participate, attend or organise cultural activities in their local areas, and they want to find out what more needs to be done to support these activities and what difference they make to people’s lives.
Questions the Committee is asking include:
- What are the key factors that support you to attend or participate in cultural activities?
- What support has there been in place to develop and grow cultural activities or events in your local area?
- What needs to be in place to enable or to support a variety of cultural activities or events being organised and delivered in your local area?
You can respond to the call for views on the Scottish Parliament website before the closing date of 31 March 2023.