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Developing a new Cultural Strategy for Medway

A consultation is underway to develop a new Cultural Strategy for Medway that will help shape arts and culture in the City for the next ten years.

GJG Consultancy supported by evaluation and research specialists Ruth Melville Research (RMR) and The Audience Agency (TAA) are working in partnership with Medway Cultural Partnership and Medway Council to co-develop a new Cultural Strategy for Medway for 2020 – 2030.


The consultation is about exploring with the Cultural Partnership the key themes around supporting and developing arts and culture in the City for all the people and places of Medway. The overall aims of the strategy will be shaped by the consultation process and include:

  • Creating a ten year vision for Medway’s arts, cultural and the creative industry sectors
  • Guiding the development of the creativity in the City
  • Underpinning Medway’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025.


The programme has three main phases:

  1. Evaluate the impact of the previous strategy.
  2. Consult publicly on emerging themes.
  3. Report back to inform the writing of the draft cultural strategy.The programme started in November 2019 and will run until July 2020.

The first consultation event will be an Open Space on 18th January 2020 at Rochester Corn Exchange.

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