Priorities for arts and culture in Wales
Funding, community engagement and the impact of Brexit
It follows the Welsh Government’s launch of the Fusion Challenge Grant programme - which seeks to encourage participation in arts and cultural activity, including in more disadvantaged areas - and forms part of wider policy to deliver on the goals in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, particularly those of building cohesive communities and encouraging vibrant culture.
The seminar will be a timely opportunity to review the findings of the Welsh Government’s evaluation report on the progress made in the Fusion Programme during 2016-17, which is shortly to be published.
Delegates will also discuss how to ensure the availability of targeted resources and best practice in collaboration with organisations involved in delivering strategic cultural projects, as well as the effectiveness of arts and culture in tackling poverty and improving individual well-being.
Further sessions consider the implications of Brexit on the cultural sector in Wales, focusing on the impact of changes to freedom of movement and uncertainty surrounding the replacement of current EU funding.