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Commission on Culture and Local Government

To investigate the role that publicly funded culture can play in our national recovery, Local Government Association has launched a new independent Commission on Culture and Local Government. The Commission will be chaired by Baroness Lola Young and will run from March to December 2022.

CLOA is delighted to be involved in this vital piece of work that will demonstrate the important contribution council funded culture can make to the Levelling Up agenda and set out a vision for sustaining local cultural provision through shared investment and collaboration. You can find out more about the Commission here.

Val Birchall, Immediate Past Chair of CLOA and representative on the Commission said, “The ability of local government to support cultural resilience and growth is linked not only to our available resources and capacity, but also to our effectiveness in working with other bodies, public, private and voluntary. The Commission will help to explore how we can best use our unique role as shapers of place and our skills as policy makers within communities as part of a broader collaborative system. The lines of enquiry are being finalised, but without doubt, it will need to draw on expert input, including from CLOA members”.

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