COUNCIL TO HOST FINAL ARTS AND CULTURE CO-DESIGN MEETING
The purpose of the Co-Design meeting is to finalise a strategy to move the Arts and Culture sectors forward locally over the next five years.
The meeting is phase three of the process after interested parties were invited to two separate rounds of workshops where individual artists, practitioners, organisations and venues were invited to give their input on the strategy for 2017-2022.
The second round of sessions focused on agreeing a set of priorities coming out of the initial discussions and identifying the necessary actions to achieve them.
This final meeting will now allow all the sector consultation groups to come together with council officers and other statutory sector players in the Co-Design group to agree on their collective priorities and finalise what will be included in the strategy.
John Kerr, Arts and Culture Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council, encouraged anyone with an interest in arts and culture in the city to take ownership of the process by attending this key event.
“This meeting is the most important workshop of the whole process.
“I would encourage anyone who has been involved in the workshops to date or indeed has an interest in our local arts and culture sector to come along and give their input to help us formulate a strong and ambitious strategy for the years ahead,” he said.
“The various sector consultation workshops allowed us to build a picture of what people believe the Arts and Culture Strategy should look like and this final meeting will bring together all those ideas and allow us to agree on a plan to make it happen.
“This process is essential if we are to design a strategy that takes into account the opinions of everyone involved or with an interest in the arts and culture sector locally and one which complements our wider Community Plan for the Council area and builds upon the legacy of the 2013 UK City of Culture Year.”
The meeting will be held on Friday September 8th in the Guildhall from 11am – 1pm, anyone wishing to get involved can confirm their attendance by e mailing email@example.com.