Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board responds to Arts Council England’s new Delivery Plan
Responding to Arts Council England’s new Delivery Plan, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said: “The LGA is incredibly supportive of this new Delivery Plan from Arts Council England. Partnership working with arm’s length bodies is vital in making sure that funding invested in communities, goes further and has a greater impact. As place-makers, councils are in a unique position to be able to support this through the provision of locally-led culture facilities, including museums, libraries and arts organisations.
“The creative arts and culture sector has a valuable role to play in our communities, it allows people to learn new skills, express themselves and understand important societal issues. The LGA stands ready to work with Arts Council England to deliver high quality, opportunities to create and engage in culture.”