Derry City & Strabane - Arts & Culture Strategy 2019-2024 




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Arts & Culture Strategy 2019-2024


Co Delivery Report June 2021




The Arts & Culture strategy is designed to complement Council's Tourism Strategy and Integrated Economic Development Strategy. It has been aligned with the outcomes identified within the Strategic Growth plan and is cognisant of the wider strategic and cross border environment. The consultation process for the strategy was based on a co-design methodology to promote creativity and collaboration.

We worked together to create this strategy and we will work together to deliver it. We will involve representatives from our audiences and participants, the voluntary, community and private sectors, the arts and culture sector, other relevant statutory bodies, agencies and support organisations from across the North West co-ordinated by Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with Donegal County Council. This will ensure every aspect of the strategy continues to be practical and achievable and meets local needs.

Next Steps 

1.    We have recruited a broad-based of members for a co-delivery network/ forum from audiences; communities; Derry City and Strabane District Council elected members and staff; and the arts and culture sector and reflecting Section 75 groups clustered around the six aims of this strategy:

• Engaging citizens and growing audience
• Delivering quality programme, product and practice.
• Making our marketing and communications integrated, effective and ambitious.
• Investment in the potential of our creative citizens and sector.
• Strengthening the cultural infrastructure and grow employment opportunities.
• Demonstrating and communicating the difference that our community makes.

Cultural Sector Representatives

Marc Geagan
North West Regional College (Music)
Cian Smyth
Ulster University Development & Alumni Relations
Thomas Maguire
Ulster University (Arts and Humanities)
Edel MacBride
Individual Artist
Eibhlin Ni Dhocharaigh
Culturlann Ui Chanain
Kevin Murphy
Kyle Thompson
North West Cultural Partnership
Lisa Heaney
Millennium Forum
Cath McBride
In Your Space
Michael Cooper
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Murat  Asker
Ulster University (Arts and Humanities)
Ollie Green
Greater Shantallow Community Arts
Rachel Melaugh
In Your Space
Sarika Shah
Individual Artist Sarika Art
Steve Batts
Echo Echo

2.     We will address skills gaps in the co-delivery group and ensure that all fully embrace their responsibility as representatives of citizens and the sector in a partnership of equals 

3.    Council will co-ordinate an initial meeting to elect representatives to the co-delivery group ensuring that all arts and culture sub-sectors; audiences, communities and participants and council elected members and staff are represented.

4.    We will develop a cross border memorandum

5.    We will set up regular meetings of the co-delivery group.

6.    We will ensure formal and informal links with other delivery groups working to achieve similar goals such as the Delivery Partnerships for Tourism and the Growth Plan and the new Heritage Delivery

Download the  Arts & Culture Strategy 2019-2024
Download the Arts & Culture Strategy 2019-2024 Executive Summary

Arts & Culture Full Strategy 2019-2024

Arts & Culture Strategy 2019-2024 Executive Summary