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Board members and supporters of the new Vibrant Shropshire Cultural Compact gather for launch

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The new Vibrant Shropshire Cultural Compact was launched on Wednesday 15 November at The Guildhall in Shrewsbury.

The sell-out event brought together 90 delegates from a range of sectors to hear about the Cultural Compact and how partners  can work together to help culture make a difference in the county.

Vibrant Shropshire has been set up by Shropshire Council with funding from Arts Council England to support the delivery of the Shropshire Cultural Strategy and its priorities include:

  • Support the development of innovative, ambitious and surprising programming
  • Help overcome barriers to participation in culture, especially amongst underserved communities
  • Support the cultural sector to help develop Shropshire’s economy
  • Increase employment opportunities in culture and encourage more young people to consider a career in the sector in Shropshire
  • Increase the delivery of cultural initiatives that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing
  • Increase awareness of environmental sustainability and reduce the sector’s impact on the environment
  • Engage more children and young people in cultural activities.

Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, said:-

“The launch was the first official ‘coming together’ of the board and partners with an opportunity to network and to hear in detail what Vibrant Shropshire wants to achieve. It was extremely well received and I am sure the Cultural Compact will bring huge benefits to our communities in Shropshire.”

Anyone  interested in becoming a  Vibrant Shropshire Partner or to apply for funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, that allows partners to apply for grants of £1,000 – £5,000, should email culturalcompact@shropshire.gov.uk or visit Vibrant Shropshire: A Cultural Compact | Shropshire Council