Cultural Strategy

MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Mayor has spoken of his desire to open up access to the arts to as many Londoners as possible. What in practical terms does the Mayor hope to do to achieve this, including, potentially, through a revised Culture Strategy?


Answer for Cultural Strategy

Answer for Cultural Strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Access to the arts for all Londoners is something I feel passionately about.  London is at the top of its game when it comes to culture and my new Culture Strategy will work towards London becoming the most pro cultural city in the world. This is one of my core priorities.

I will introduce a London Borough of Culture competition and launch a Love London campaign to bring culture to as many Londoners as possible.  I want to open up the creative sector to all Londoners regardless of their background, working with the creative industries to ensure there are more training and apprenticeship opportunities that lead to creative jobs.