Policy Forum for London

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

May 2018

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

Delegates discussed priorities for improving participation, access and inclusion in arts and culture across London, including issues around funding, engagement and skills, and considered the civic responsibility of cultural organisations.

They also examined the recommendations of the Regeneration Committee’s Creative tensions report on optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration, and considered 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 looked at what more can be done to underpin sector resilience - such as diversifying revenue streams, developing creative and commercial partnerships and asset management -[short dash] and examined challenges for maintaining London’s international competitiveness, driving cultural tourism, and the sector’s future role in the wider social and economic growth of the Capital.

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