East Herts Council seeks to boost arts and culture across the district

Woman at ceramics class
East Herts Council is inviting organisations involved in culture and the arts to participate in an asset mapping project.

The aim is to achieve a clear picture of the cultural and artistic offer across East Herts. Using this information, the council will then develop new ways of supporting the arts and encouraging residents’ involvement.   
The mapping project wants to hear from the widest possible range of organisations and individuals involved with the performing and visual arts, artisan crafts, cultural festivals and events as well as galleries, museums and heritage sites.  
The first step is for them to connect with the council by completing a short survey.  This will provide a snapshot of the cultural wealth of the district.  The deadline for taking part is Monday 31 July.     
Through getting involved, participants will have opportunities in the future to apply for funding support, benefit from free promotion and tap into network and peer support opportunities.  
The asset mapping project is funded through the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  The project is being managed by partnership organisation, Broxbourne and East Herts Community Alliance on behalf of the council.
East Herts Councillor, Sarah Hopewell, executive member for well-being said: ‘Since moving from London to East Herts eleven years ago, I’ve been really impressed by the range of cultural opportunities on our doorstep. This project will enable the council to widen participation in the arts across the district, while giving support and advice to organisations to help them thrive.’

The survey can be found at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EHAssetMapping/

Notes to Editors
•    For more information, contact Evelyn Alaran, Media Officer for Community Alliance Broxbourne and East Herts on  communications@communityalliancebeh.org.uk or get in contact with Community Alliance on 0300 123 1034.

•    The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus