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Why We Exist A large blue moon-like sculpture is hung from a wire balancing above a pond. The background features a lush woodland or park area. A large blue moon-like sculpture is hung from a wire balancing above a pond. The background features a lush woodland or park area.

Why We Exist

Luke Jerram
Museum of the Moon
Brighton Festival (2019) © Summer Dean

The Arts & Creative Industries Commission exists to champion our sector, which is needed now more than ever during this global pandemic. We advocate the central role the arts & creative industries play in the city’s life and economy and support this by delivering the following.

Actions:

1. To increase access to culture
Enabling local residents, especially those furthest from opportunities, to develop, produce, participate in and benefit from cultural activities.

2. To better support artists, creatives & organisations
To develop their practice, businesses, citywide reach and reputation.

3. To address city health & wellbeing priorities
Exploring the benefits of social prescribing to redress health inequalities.

4. To articulate the city’s distinctive cultural offer
For residents, visitors, investors and businesses, to provide a foundation to develop a more strategic partnership approach to public art/public realm and heritage.

5.To create cases for partnership investment
Building links to strengthen our economic strategy within the sector.

These actions create a template and direction, for the city to move forward. We call this ‘The Cultural Framework‘.