York Cultural Leaders’ Group, Make It York and City of York Council have launched the city’s new Culture Strategy for the next five years – York’s Creative Future, 2020 – 2025.
The strategy was released alongside a commitment to urgently focus on the areas of culture most in need, as a result of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.
The strategy, which can be downloaded in full from York’s Creative Future, 2020 – 2025, aims to boost cultural activity in the city and places culture at the heart of activities – from major capital developments to residents’ wellbeing and cultural entitlement for every child.
With inclusion and participation at its core, the strategy aims to ensure culture is relevant and accessible to everybody in York, regardless of age, background or postcode.
Watch a new video below, created by local filmmakers Hewitt and Walker, which encapsulates the resilience of York’s cultural industry, despite the challenges of 2020 and the future for the sector in the city.