DCAL Consultation on the Strategy for Culture & Arts 2016-2026

Help make culture and arts available to everyone by having your say on its use to promote equality and tackle poverty and social exclusion

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has launched a consultation exercise seeking views and feedback on how arts and culture can best promote equality and tackle poverty and social exclusion: making culture and arts available to everyone.

The consultation document and questions are framed around a number of proposed strategic themes and key aims. A stakeholder engagement programme will take place over the coming months to complement the consultation.

A key focus throughout the consultation will be the benefit of arts and culture to individuals, communities and wider society thus ensuring their future recognition and value by all. Everyone will have the opportunity to contribute to the debate. This is not the final strategy – that will come after DCAL has considered everyone’s views.

Those views will help to shape and inform a future looking strategy that takes arts and culture in this part of Ireland well into the 21st century, re-positioning them as key drivers to deliver equality, a strong economy, a thriving creative sector, a strong tourism sector and improved health and wellbeing for all citizens.

Further details can be found in the Consultation Document.

Ways to respond

Culture and Arts Strategy, Response Co-ordinator

Arts and Creativity Branch

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Causeway Exchange

1-7 Bedford Street

Belfast

BT2 7EG