Manchester City Council

Sports, leisure & the Arts About Cultural Strategy Team

Manchester's Cultural Strategy Team

The Cultural Strategy Team was set up in April 2003, to provide a centralised focus for the implementation and development of Manchester's Cultural Strategy.

The team works very closely with internal (MCC) and external partners delivering cultural services. The team's work is directed towards the twin goals of increasing participation in culture by the people of Manchester and using culture as a means to improve the profile of the city with the aim of attracting people to live, work and play in Manchester.

The team coordinates the work of the Cultural Partnership including the delivery of Neighbourhood Renewal Fund programmes, monitoring revenue grants to arts organisations and coordinating the Manchester Youth Arts Network. In addition, the team has responsibility for the Bridgewater Hall, the Zion Centre and Urbis and promote a technical advice service for capital cultural projects.

Work is conducted with internal and external partners seeking to maximise opportunities and benefits, share best practice and help new projects and policies to be developed. As part of the wider Cultural Services department, the team works closely with Leisure, Events, Galleries and Museums, Libraries and Theatres and increasingly with Children's Services.

The work of Cultural Strategy team is delivered by three teams:

 Policy and Performance, Regeneration and Strategic Projects.

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