Cultural Strategy Document PDF


Overview

The purpose of this cultural strategy document is for Totnes to define its relationship with Arts, Heritage, and Culture and position these ideas in ways that fit comfortably with where we are now, taking into account the town’s past, present, and future. Regarding austerity for example, and given funding limitations and shortage, it is vital to channel available funds whatever their size/economic value specifically into strategic and targeted projects; the underlying aims and motivations of which could be reflected in this document.

For more information, please download the PDF document.


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