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Sheffield Culture Strategy

About the project

Sheffield is a city of inspiring artists, makers and doers yet those who live here know that there are thousands of amazing creatives across communities and neighbourhoods in Sheffield - just getting on with it. We also know as a city there is much more we can do to support them to flourish. 

The Sheffield Culture Strategy seeks to develop a new vision for creativity and culture here in Sheffield. This work has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council, the University of Sheffield and Arts Council England. It’s being delivered by creative consultancy company Fourth Street, Opus, and a team of culture freelancers from the city.

The new strategy will be delivered in May 2024. Our objectives are to:

  • Uncover and celebrate our shared story of Sheffield’s culture and creativity.

  • Help create the conditions for organisations and creatives to thrive, collaborate and participate in the way that infrastructure and resources work in the city. 

  • Map out what changes we need to make so that young people see a future in Sheffield’s cultural world, with clear routes to grow the skills and knowledge they need to succeed

  • Offer a view on how any organisation, individual and group could work together if they want to and take part in a growing and thriving ecosystem of cultural work that delivers with and for communities and neighbourhoods across Sheffield.

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Latest updates

We’ve completed the first main phase of the Sheffield Cultural Strategy consultation, including three Vision Workshops and six Engagement Group workshops, reaching over 200 individuals and organisations - over 350 people have contributed to the strategy so far.

20 May 2024

Photo credit: Rachel Rae

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