Cultural Metropolis

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 12:00pm

Motion detail

The Assembly regrets that the Mayor of London has chosen to update Cultural Metropolis 2010 rather than work towards replacing the strategy over the course of this Mayoral term. The Assembly believes this is against the spirit of the law as embodied in Section 376 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and regrets the desire to circumvent consultation – not only with the Assembly but, crucially, London’s vibrant cultural and creative sectors.

London is truly a ‘World City’ in its provision of arts and culture offers and education, yet the Mayor’s disinterest in producing and consulting on a new strategy fails to recognise the value of cultural provision in its own right. The Assembly demands the Mayor of London make full use of the powers at his disposal to maintain and promote London’s arts and cultural provision.