Current Aims & Objectives
All children and young people, aged 0-25, in Shropshire have access to high quality, engaging, diverse, accessible, inspiring and fun arts and culture*.
Facilitate cross sector** approaches to strengthen partnership working, collaboration and joined up networks in order to connect and share good practice.
• Facilitate a connected arts and cultural infrastructure
• Raise the profile and increase the understanding of the value of arts and culture
• Maximise resources and opportunities to improve joined up provision
• Support the sector(s) to connect, develop networks and work actively in partnership
• Advocate and build on current opportunities and offers
• Work in collaboration to develop activity where there is a need
• Increase information flow and raise awareness of opportunities across sectors
• Offer training and professional development opportunities
• Share good practice
• Engage and influence stakeholders and decision makers
• Respond to local and national policies, including Shropshire Cultural Strategy, Arts Council England Get Creative and educational frameworks
*Definition of ‘arts and culture’ includes a broad range of the arts including (but not limited to) visual art, craft, design, digital, film, technology, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, architecture; and culture in the broadest sense including heritage, archives, libraries, nature and outdoor spaces.
**Definition of ‘sector’ includes organisations and individuals working within arts, culture, heritage, education and learning (including early years, primary, secondary, HE, FE, virtual schools, home educated, PRUs and alternative provision), youth, health, social care and tourism.