Decision details

Scrutiny Committee Report_ Culture Strategy 2015-18

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019), Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The 2015-2018 Culture Strategy includes the vision and priorities for the Culture team’s delivery and investment. It plays an important role in developing partnerships, enhancing cultural provision for Oxford’s communities, and highlighting the Council’s commitment to cultural regeneration and economic development. CEB will be asked to approve the Draft Culture Strategy so it can go out for public consultation. The Strategy will be revised following this consultation, at which point CEB will be asked to approve and adopt the revised Culture Strategy 2015-18.


The Scrutiny Officer submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed comments from the Scrutiny Committee on the Culture Strategy 2015-2018


Cllr Simmons, Chair of Scrutiny Committee presented the report. He elaborated on recommendation 1, the Scrutiny Committee felt the Culture Policy should encourage people from excluded groups to be involved in cultural events as artists as well as the audience.


Cllr Simm, Board member for Culture and Communities agreed to amend the Culture Strategy to include Scrutiny’s recommendation 1.


The City Executive Board resolved to APPROVE:


1. That there is an objective to extend cultural opportunities to included communities under priority for culture 2.


2. That the City Council asks Experience Oxfordshire to convene a seminar with elected members.


Report author: Andrew Brown

Publication date: 18/03/2015

Date of decision: 12/03/2015

Decided at meeting: 12/03/2015 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 19/03/2015

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