Agenda item - Support for the City's Creative and Cultural Sector

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Agenda item

Support for the City's Creative and Cultural Sector

Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

Decision:

RESOLVED – that:

 

1.            Committee notes the difficult circumstances faced by many artists,

performers, practitioners, arts organisations and supporting freelancers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

2.            Committee notes the steps taken by the city council to prioritise the sector, as summarised in paragraphs 3.7 and 3.15 below.

 

3.         Committee requests a report in January 2021 on the completion of the Arts Recovery Plan and on preparations for its implementation, as described in paragraph 3.17.

Minutes:

31.1    The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director of Economy, Culture and Environment which sought to set out the actions that have been taken by BHCC and other organisations to support the creative and cultural sector as a result of Covid-19. The report was provided by the Assistant Director Culture Tourism & Sport.

 

31.2    Councillor Appich enquired what specific efforts were in place to include groups with protected characteristics.

 

31.3    The Assistant Director Culture Tourism & Sport stated that, with regard to the arts and creative industries commission, a series of sub groups that influenced the direction were involved, it was clarified that in March the annual creative summit topic was proposed to be inclusion in an effort to refresh the artistic focus across the city.

 

31.4    RESOLVED – that:

 

1.            Committee notes the difficult circumstances faced by many artists,

performers, practitioners, arts organisations and supporting freelancers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

2.            Committee notes the steps taken by the city council to prioritise the sector, as summarised in paragraphs 3.7 and 3.15 below.

 

3.         Committee requests a report in January 2021 on the completion of the Arts Recovery Plan and on preparations for its implementation, as described in paragraph 3.17.

Supporting documents:

 


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