Our region is home to a diverse mix of innovative businesses, creative freelancers and cultural assets of global significance which builds a sense of character and distinctiveness around the places where we live and work.
The creative and cultural sector plays a crucial role in the region’s economic performance, strengthens community cohesion and contributes to improvements in wellbeing. At the Combined Authority we have embedded the creative and cultural sector at the heart of our business plans and strategies to amplify and support our world class culture and creativity in the West of England.
Our Cultural Plan provides the roadmap to growing and sustaining our creative and cultural sector and the Combined Authority is committed to investing in business support, funding, skills development and training available to the sector.
Please see below for current opportunities and resources available:
The West of England Cultural Plan aims to focus and amplify the role of culture in the region, as a driver for economic success, placemaking, community cohesion and personal wellbeing.
The Cultural Compact is a strategic grouping of cross sector partners, funders, stakeholders, the community and the creative and cultural sector who come together to help deliver on regional priorities identified in the Cultural Plan.
Create Growth Programme provides targeted business support, training and investment into our high growth potential creative industries.
Read our case studies on how we support organisations through business support programmes, mentoring and grant funding.