Culture is a key driver for positive change, socially, environmentally and economically. It is our aim, as the Cultural Compact to create a new level of strategic partnerships which champions culture through a whole place approach, engaging all our communities in shaping our collective and diverse culture.
Working across sectors the Compact will connect culture, communities, education, health and wellbeing providers, business, transport, planning, the environment and tourism. We will be a catalyst for investment, creating a cohesive vision and delivery plan for culture that will result in much greater impact across the region.
Underpinned by the extensive consultation delivered through the Cultural Enquiry and more recently the Cultural Action Group, the Compact will focus on developing a strategy and programme rooted in the three themes of talent, infrastructure and quality of place. You can read the reports from both consultation periods here.
Over the coming months we will begin to create locally rooted action groups tasked with mobilising projects that fall under the three themes.
Natasha Player & Co is inviting members of our diverse communities living in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) to have their say on the future aspirations for culture across the conurbation.
Commissioned by the Cultural Compact, Natasha Player & Co has devised the Your Shout survey and engagement strategy looking at four key themes: awareness, access, opportunity and availability, that will be targeting our ethnically and nationally diverse communities.
The survey and wraparound activity will provide an insight into the experiences and ambitions for the future of the cultural and creative life of BCP from the perspective of our ethnically diverse participants, organisers, audiences and businesses.
Using a mixed method approach, Natasha Player & Co will disseminate a survey that will be live for two months and distributed through a specially recruited group of Community Survey Ambassadors. The survey will be made accessible through paper and online questionnaires and via one-to-one interviews. You might also see postcards distributing the survey across our multicultural events such as the Reggae Weekender, Africa Comes to Bournemouth, the Festival of Love and the Dorset Mela.
The data received will feed back to the work of the Cultural Compact and directly influence the direction the Compact takes in its first 12 months.