INT4 (PP) - Delivering a distinctive, dynamic cultural centre of regional, national and international renown
This policy is part of the Plymouth Plan which was approved by Plymouth City Council Full councillors on 27/02/2017.
The city will support a thriving arts and cultural sector and promote Plymouth's reputation at a national and international level by:
Developing a major international cultural programme stimulating trade and investment with cities in Europe, the United States and China.
- Establishing three cultural hubs in the following general locations:
- Royal Parade, The Hoe and historic waterfront (to include Royal William Yard, Millbay and The Barbican/Sutton Harbour)
- North Hill/Tavistock Place (including the area around Plymouth University, College of Art, Museum and proposed History Centre).
- Devonport (centred around Devonport Guildhall, Market building, and Plymouth Music Zone and Music Hub)
- Supporting the cultural hubs and the places that connect the hubs as locations where it will be easier for people to occupy temporarily vacant spaces for artistic and cultural ventures.
- Investing in public engagement, appreciating the lasting impact that one-off projects can have on places and people, and recognising the possibilities for different types, forms and timespans for arts in the public realm.
- Developing and providing more music venues for local and underground talent, and seeking to build on opportunities to stimulate further cultural opportunities across the city.
- Raising the profile of key cultural assets through high quality national public relations.
- Investing in the delivery of major new cultural assets, including the Plymouth History Centre, Ocean Studios and The House and identifying priorities for new future cultural assets.
- Developing a coherent and structured offer to nurture new creative talent within the city to grow creative industries and increase graduate retention.
- Increasing community engagement and development in the least engaged communities through targeted investment, training, development and public art projects.
- Supporting coherent cultural programming and the delivery of distinctive events, festivals, projects and commissions, to develop capacity and raise the profile of the city.
- Using planning powers to deliver and deliver public art through key infrastructure and development proposals at key gateway locations.