Policy Forum for London

The future for arts and culture in London - increasing participation, funding challenges and the Cultural Infrastructure Plan


With the Mayor of London making culture and creative industries a key priority in the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, this timely seminar considers next steps for policy and the sector in supporting growth and promoting the Capital’s position as a global centre.

Delegates will discuss the challenges for implementing key measures from the recently published Mayor’s Draft Cultural Strategy - which sets out policies to sustain London’s future as a cultural Capital and strategies for supporting grassroots activity - as well as the potential impact of the creation of the first London Borough of Culture.

They will also examine the recommendations of the Regeneration Committee’s Creative tensions report on optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration, and consider priorities for supporting and developing London’s Cultural Infrastructure - including for establishing Creative Enterprise Zones and investing in new centres of creative production.

Further sessions look at what more can be done to underpin sector resilience - including diversifying revenue streams, developing creative and commercial partnerships and asset management - as well as priorities for improving participation, access and inclusion in the arts across the Capital.

There will also be discussion on the challenges for maintaining London’s international competitiveness, the sector’s future role in the wider social and economic growth of the Capital, and the potential impact of Brexit - looking at key issues around access to talent and skills, innovation and tourism.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for London seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates