Decision details

Approval of the 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 Head of Policy, Culture and Communication has submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed the development of the draft Culture Strategy 2015 – 18.


Cllr Simms, Board member for Culture and Communications presented the report.


Cllr Sinclair asked if the encouraging words from Oxford University had resulted in any of the colleges making their open spaces available to cultural groups. The Head of Policy, Culture and Communication explained that 6 colleges had agreed to allow cultural groups to use their open spaces free of charges through the University Open Spaces initiative.


The City Executive Board resolved to


1.    APPROVE the amended draft Culture Strategy 2015 – 2018 as set out at Appendix 1.


2.    RECOMMEND to Council the amended Culture Strategy 2015-2018 for approval.


Report author: Ceri Gorton

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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