Mayor's Cultural Strategy (4)

MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why is there no mention of the role of the churches in promoting music, art and architecture in your new Cultural Strategy?


Answer for Mayor's Cultural Strategy (4)

Answer for Mayor's Cultural Strategy (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This year's updated strategy builds on Cultural Metropolis which we published in 2010, but does not supersede it.  My Cultural Strategy acknowledges the role of church halls as institutions that can - and do - deliver cultural activity (page 62) and states that "institutions, London boroughs and other agencies need to work together to see how they can derive more value from existing assets and projects." In particular we highlight the excellent commissioning at St Paul's Cathedral and religious-themed work by artists such as Bill Viola.