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Greater Manchester launches culture strategy

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced plans for a culture strategy to cover the entire region.

The strategy sets out a clear plan of how all 10 districts will work together to target resources that will develop, celebrate, protect and promote the significant culture and heritage assets of Greater Manchester.

The strategy is set to go before Leaders at March’s Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) meeting for approval.

It also sets out a clear plan to ensure the individual strengths of all ten Greater Manchester districts, can come together for the benefit of all residents.

‘This strategy sets out how, through investment and partnership, our ten local authorities, and the cultural organisations that work within them, can ensure everyone is able to enjoy the richness of Greater Manchester’s culture and heritage,’ said Greater Manchester’s portfolio lead for culture, Cllr Linda Thomas.

‘We want our people to feel ownership of the cultural offer of Greater Manchester so they feel empowered to tell their stories and the stories of our places, locally, nationally and internationally.

‘We want our cultural offer to be representative of the diversity of our people. We want talent, not background, to be the determining factor of creative success in Greater Manchester,’ added Cllr Thomas.

‘I’m determined to ensure our cultural organisations can thrive and are able to attract and retain the very best talent. We want people to visit our attractions and people to choose to live in our cities and towns because they are vibrant, inclusive and exciting.’

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