Creative, Confident Communities

Community-led art and creativity

B arts, Artcity Stoke

The power of culture and creativity to transform lives and communities is undervalued. Through our long-term interest in, and history of, supporting culture for social impact, we understand the role that culture and creativity can play in releasing potential, strengthening community relationships and bringing people together.

We want to see the best of community-led culture and creativity as a core component in local regeneration and planning for the future.

What we want to achieve

Impact goal

Culture and creativity builds thriving communities

Long-term outcomes
  • Communities are strengthened and transformed through a collaborative approach to culture.
  • Local people and local artists are at the heart of change.
  • Community-led art and creativity are central to local policy and decision making.
  • Community-led art is valued by funders and statutory agencies as a central element of community regeneration.

If you are interested in applying for funding on under this priority, please see our guidance for support.




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