A Culture Strategy for Scotland: Action Plan

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An action plan has been published which supports the Culture Strategy for Scotland. The plan provides details of how the Scottish Government will deliver the ambitions of the Culture Strategy.

Scotland’s culture is world famous. From the Borders to Shetland, our extraordinary creative organisations, practitioners and passionate communities come together to create truly remarkable work, which we know has a real impact on the whole country’s social and economic wellbeing. The Government recognises the need to nurture Scottish culture for the benefit of future generations.

This new Action Plan presents a series of workstreams that, collectively, aim to provide a roadmap to a strong, resilient culture sector, and support a cultural landscape where everyone benefits and gets to take part.

The Action Plan builds on the vision for culture that was set out in early 2020, when the Culture Strategy for Scotland strategy was published. The Culture Strategy built on years of conversation and consultation across the cultural and creative sectors, public bodies, audiences, participants, academic institutions, and more.

Centred around three key themes of strengthening, transforming and empowering, the Culture Strategy set out a clear vision for culture in Scotland. It made it clear that culture is for everybody, and that Government need to create the conditions for it to thrive and to ensure every person in Scotland has the chance to experience the life-changing potential of participating in cultural and creative activity.

We know that culture can make us happier, healthier and more prosperous, and this Action Plan aims to create the conditions to allow culture to deliver all these outputs and more – for the benefit of everyone.

Find more information on the Culture Strategy and Action Plan here.