Our Vision Click to get info
Waltham Forest will be the lead outer London borough for arts and culture, known for an ambitious and integrated arts and culture offer, which involves local residents, attracts visitors from across the capital, and makes an exceptional contribution to London’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.
Background Click to get info
In 2010 The Council published Taking Our Place in London: Waltham Forest’s Cultural Strategy 2010-2030 (4.5MB PDF file). This strategy explored residents awareness of the local arts, cultural and sports provision, how often they used these services, how happy they were with what was on offer, and any barriers to participation and residents priorities for cultural provision.
We have updated these findings with feedback from our recent arts and cultural programmes, neighbourhood consultation and those engaged with the cultural and creative industries.
Arts for All: Great Arts and Culture in Waltham Forest Click to get info
The Arts Strategy (3.2MB PDF file) defines our Core principles; Get Together, A creative Destination and Enterprise, with clear priorities to enable the Councils ambitions and outcomes for art and culture in Waltham Forest.
Implementing the Strategy Click to get info
Our Success Click to get info
We aim to measure our success against key priorities such as:
- Furthering investment in arts and culture through our regeneration projects
- Increasing the number of local businesses involved in our programmes
- Feedback from our creative community of artists and practitioners to demonstrate that we are working together more effectively
- Efficiently, delivering great arts and culture in Waltham Forest