Defining Culture Defies true definition but requires practical parameters Previous definition adopted by Cultural Forum aligned to DCMS is now redundant (Material and Value Dimension) For discussion, proposed working parameters
Cultural Domains Visual Art Performance Audio –Visual Books and press Heritage Digital industries Cultural education Arts and Creative Industries Advertising Architecture Visual Arts Crafts Fashion and textile design Performing arts Music Photography Film and video (moving image ) Computer games TV and Radio Writing and publishing Heritage Software (electronic publishing) Cultural education Cultural Heritage Archaeology Collections and Archives Historical Figures Social History Man-made Environment (both built and developed) Natural Environment Language and the Written Word
Cultural Mapping Stage 2 First stage of Cultural Mapping complete Set foundation but needs to be built upon Propose for Stage 2 to be coordinated by Network but delivered through wider partnership/collective approach
Why? Identify and celebrate the regions unique cultural assets and resources, helping articulate our story and our distinct cultural identity and characteristics Develop and broaden the understanding and profile of the quality and impact of cultural activity in Aberdeen and the wider region Facilitate improved communication and cooperation between the cultural sector, residents and other policy areas, including the business sector
Establish a more detailed understanding of the needs and requirements of residents, cultural organisations, individual artists and creative practitioners, the private sector and other key stakeholders Advance the understanding of the impact and potential of the creative industries to the city and the wider region Identify a series of priorities and actions to support the development of a renewed cultural strategy and action plan for the city Secure cultures position as an important and integrated component within the city/region’s strategic planning and priorities for the future
How? Sector specific mapping Thematic/Issue based mapping Collation of existing research/information Establishing of academic partnership Through network partners, develop research programmes
Proposed first step – May to Nov Pilot one sector mapping exercise (Mark – do you feel this should be moving image?) Map private sector support for culture (to be coordinated by AGCC) ‘What culture contributes’ case studies and collation of information linked to SOA thematic priorities
Safer Communities Learning & Workforce Economic growth Health & Well-being Older people Children and Young people Looking for potential examples, contacts and volunteers!
Creative Scotland 10 year plan We want a Scotland where everyone actively values and celebrates arts and creativity as the heartbeat for our lives and the world in which we live: which continually extends its imagination and ways of doing things: and where the arts, screen and creative industries are confident, connected and thrive.
Excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries is recognised and valued Everyone can access and enjoy artistic and creative experiences Places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity Ideas are brought to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce Scotland is a distinctive creative nation connected to the world
How does this relate to Aberdeen? How can we build our relationship with Creative Scotland? How can we raise our national profile and showcase our talent? How do our objectives align? Can we attract additional investment?