Going for Growth: boosting the economy through culture, tourism and sport

In a keynote speech at the annual LGA/ cCLOA conference Culture minister Ed Vaizey denied that culture is in crisis in this country because of funding cuts, saying “Our creative and cultural sector is in rude health”.  He also affirmed the government’s commitment to the arts and culture and their importance to the economy.  You can read a transcript of the speech here.  

Cllr Flick Rae launched a new LGA report that demonstrates Council investment in the arts is driving local growth and generating billions of extra pounds for the national economy. You can download the report here.

Janene Cox, Commissioner for Tourism & Culture at Staffordshire County Council & cCLOA Member gave a presentation on the library service Universal Health Offer as an example of how the single cultural conversation can make a real difference and generate improvement at both a national and local level.

You can view the presentation here and read the accompanying notes here.

Diana Shelton, Head of Leisure and Tourism at West Oxfordshire District Council and cCLOA Vice-Chair led a session on achieving a healthier nation through culture and sport.

You can view the presentation here.

Location : Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinity Street, Chester, CH1 2BD

Date : 7 & 8 March 2013