Community and place

Art and culture have always been important in building and shaping places and communities where people want to live. 

These pages contains data sets and research that help us to understand the role that art and culture play at local level, contributing to economic prosperity, wellbeing, social inclusion and cohesion.

A performer dressed as a bellboy is chased by another dressed as a waiter, wielding a baguette, as they run across a lawn.

Rural positioning

How we will approach the specific needs and aspirations of rural communities in order to deliver our strategy

A child in a hi-vis jacket and clown make-up stretches her arms out wide.

Disability in the workforce

We have commissioned a research project to explore disabled people and the arts and cultural sector workforce

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Circo Rum Ba Ba perform at the National Rural Touring Forum Conference 2015, hosted by Creative Arts East. Photo © Trish Thompson / Creative Arts East. 2. The Anna Mudeka Band perform at the National Rural Touring Forum Conference 2015, hosted by Creative Arts East. Photo © Trish Thompson / Creative Arts East. 3. Community Libraries - Learning from experience 4. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 5. New Wolsey Theatre: Our House cast. Photo, Mike Kwasniak. 6. Gecko Theatre: Missing. Photo © Robert Golden. 7. Funky Llama Club Night 2013 at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Photo © Fiona Walsh. 8. Turner Contemporary: You Are Here workshop 2011. Photo, Benedict Johnson. 9. Other Side by Chiharu Shiota at Towner Gallery. Photo © Alison Bettles / Towner Gallery.