Posted on behalf of Local Government Association:

We are pleased to share that the final report of our Commission on Culture and Local Government, Cornerstones of Culture has been launched today. We hope you find this useful and please do share this with your networks and on social media.

The report draws together evidence of the ways in which local culture contributes to:

It concludes that local culture can be important in delivering against these agendas and that councils have a vital role to play – in funding and supporting local cultural infrastructure and as place shapers.

The report identifies four ‘Cornerstones’ of cultural placemaking, which are needed to support a strong local cultural offer:

It sets out detailed recommendations about how each of these can be strengthened through collaboration and a commitment to place-led working.

Read the report here