The Culture Arts & Heritage Strategy Taskforce of which TDNI Executive Director is a member has concluded with a detailed report ‘Investing in Creative Delivery’. The report was presented to the permanent secretary,  Calum Boyle of the Department for Communities by Chair, Dame Rotha Johnston and some members of the Taskforce. This report will inform the process to develop a new Culture, Arts and Heritage Strategy, containing recommendations and actions and includes a cross-government approach to investing in Arts Heritage and Culture.

The Culture, Arts and Heritage Strategy Taskforce was established in October 2022 to support the co-design of a vision and strategy for these sectors. It met five times over November 2022 to June 2023 in both in-person and on-line formats.

This is a report from the Culture, Arts and Heritage Strategy Taskforce to the Department for Communities (DfC). It addresses the Terms of Reference for the Taskforce and makes recommendations on the core approach and key components of a sectoral strategy that DfC can subsequently bring forward to:

  • provide definitive policy affirmation by the Northern Ireland Executive, and support a whole of government approach which recognises and enhances the direct contribution and stimulus provided by culture, arts and heritage across wider social, economic and environmental policy areas;
  • support the culture, arts and heritage ecosystem and tackle imbalances & barriers;
  • align and amplify other sectoral strategies and initiatives being taken forward by local government and by public bodies which form and support the region’s culture, arts and heritage infrastructure;
  • engage people and communities in building momentum for the extent of policy affirmation and whole of government approach to which a strategy will aspire.

You can read the full report here:

Investing in Creative Delivery – A Report from the Culture, Arts and Heritage Strategy Taskforce – July 2023