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Arts and Culture

DCSDC Arts & Culture Strategy

Co Design Group Nomination Process

Derry City & Strabane District Council (DCSDC) will coordinate the delivery of an Arts & Culture Strategy for the period 2017 – 2022. The compilation of the strategy will be a co-design process informed by our strategic as well as our local arts and cultural partners.

The Strategy will build upon the legacy of 2013 UK City of Culture by supporting a culture of collaboration and articulating a clear direction of travel for a strong and ambitious arts and culture sector within the North West. The Strategy will reflect and support the ambitions of Council and its partners in the pursuit of world class designations such as European City of Culture status.

DCSDC have appointed an external agent to compile an Arts & Cultural Strategy for the council area. The agent will be charged with developing an evidenced based Arts & Cultural Strategy focused on delivery against relevant outcomes identified in the Community Plan and the local area plans. The agent will ensure that the Arts & Cultural Strategy is based on a successful co-design process.

The Co Design Group which will operate in an advisory capacity and will fulfil its function with the completion of the Arts & Culture Strategy (2017 – 2022). The Co Design Group will meet with the agent and DCSDC Officers on a regular basis to monitor the progress of the strategy compilation against the defined Scope of Works.

Download The Terms of Reference for the Co Design Group

It is envisaged that the Co Design process will commence May 2017 and conclude September 2017 with the completion of the Arts & Culture Strategy.

DCSDC is seeking nominated representatives from each of the following disciplines to sit on the Co. Design Group.

  • Arts & Cultural Venues
  • Drama and Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Participatory/Community Arts
  • Heritage & Museums
  • Individual Artists & Practitioners
  • Community Festivals
  • Non-Council led Festivals and Events in region (ie those eligible for Tier 2 Festivals funding)
  • Music
  • Literature

Download the nomination form

Please note: The deadline for Nominations is WEDNESDAY 10th MAY 2017.

For further information or clarification please contact John Kerr – Arts & Culture Manager – [email protected]