What Is CULTURE COUNTS?
At the begin of 2011 key agencies in Scotland representing the arts, media, culture, heritage, cultural industries and museums came together with a common aim of positively and progressively highlighting the value of arts, culture and creative industries. We believe that culture counts.
The cultural and creative economy in Scotland involves a diverse and connected network of artists, heritage bodies, industry bodies and cultural organisations. We believe that culture counts and aim to ensure that its importance is reflected in the stated policies and objectives of both the Scottish Government and local government. The arts, culture and creative industries:
- Make a significant contribution to the economy.
- Shape our national identity and expand Scotland’s international profile.
- Engage communities across Scotland, promoting active citizenship, cohesion and wellbeing.
In recognition of the significant economic and social contribution made by the arts, culture and the creative industries we ask that:
- Culture and creativity is specifically included in any national outcome structure, strengthening the framework for local authorities to support culture.
- Maintain continued core investment for culture.
- Maintain and develop incentives for growth through specific initiatives locally and nationally.
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