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Arts and Culture

Derry City and Strabane DC Arts and Culture Strategy

Co Design Meeting Schedule –Second Phase Consultation Sessions

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.

Following an initial series of meetings the Co Design team are leading a series of secondary consultation sessions which will focus on:

•             agreeing a set of priorities coming out of the discussions at your first meeting
•             identifying what actions are needed to achieve those priorities
•             who is best placed to take each of those actions
•             what will happen as a result

In September, each of these groups will meet for the last time together in a big workshop with all the other sector consultation groups to look at everyone’s priorities and finalise what will be included in the strategy.

You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions detailed below and your contribution will be very much appreciated.

Please confirm your attendance, detailing the session(s), that you wish to attend by email to [email protected]


Arts Sector

Date & Time


Cross Border

Thursday 27th July

An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny

Individual Artists

Thursday 3rd August

Guildhall Whitaker Suite

Community Arts

Wednesday 2nd August

The Gasyard Centre

Community Arts

Session 2:
Friday 4th August


The Gasyard Centre


Friday 4th August

Guildhall Whitaker Suite    

Drama and Performing Arts

Wednesday 9th August

(Dance 11.am-12.30pm/ Performing Arts 2-3.30)

An Culturlann

Tier 2 Festivals

Thursday 10th August

The Junction (Holywell building)

Visual Arts, Cinematic & Crafts

Tuesday 15th August

Guildhall Whitaker Suite

Arts & Cultural Venues

Tuesday 15th August

The Nerve Centre

Heritage & Museums

Wednesday 16th August
11am – 1pm

The Guildhall

Community Festivals

Thursday 17th August

The Junction
(Holywell building)


Friday 18th August

Verbal Arts Centre, Blue Coat Room