Universities and cultural organisations are invited to contribute to the Culture In Cities Enquiry, launched on 26 April. 

Cities across the country are home to a huge range of cultural activity. They are also rapidly changing, expanding and growing more diverse, while increasing financial pressures mean that fewer resources are available to fund culture.

The enquiry will investigate different ways that policy makers, funders, and culture creators and providers can make the most of existing resources and access new sources of funding for culture. In autumn 2018 it will produce a report providing practical recommendations.

Your invitation to contribute
The enquiry is seeking evidence from local authorities, arts and culture organisations, researchers and others that might help them understand how government, businesses, charitable organisations and communities can work together to make the best use of resources and set up new investment channels.Find out more and submit evidence >

They want to hear a wide range of voices and views, so we strongly encourage you to submit any research or other materials you might have (click the link above to find out exactly what the enquiry are looking for). Please also pass this message on to anyone else you think might have useful information in this area.

More about the enquiry

Conceived by leaders from culture and local government sectors, the Cultural Cities Enquiry brings together experienced innovators from education, property, finance and elsewhere, to ensure that culture continues to provide economic and social benefits for communities across the UK. The enquiry will be independently chaired by Virgin Money CEO, Jayne-Anne Gadhia.