Galway City Council has produced the first Cultural Sustainability Strategy Framework devised for Galway.
It states that it has come about as a result of the long held recognition by Galway City Council and County Councils of:
- the pivotal role of culture in Galway’s past, present and its future
- the connection between culture and local sustainable development
- the potential growth of the cultural and wider creative industry sectors
The strategy states that it is a ten-year plan and is evolving as Galway bids for European Capital of Culture 20202 (ECOC). Regardless of the ECOC outcome, the process involved in the bid presents us with an exceptional opportunity to reflect on the uniqueness of Galway culture – its richness, vitality and diversity – and its place and role in a shared European culture. The development of this strategy alongside the bid, presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to look at how we create a world-class showcase of cultural excellence and sustainability in Galway.
To download Everybody Matters: A Cultural Sustainability Strategy Framework for Galway 2016 – 2025 please click here