Help shape arts and culture in East Devon
19 March 2021
Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) has launched a new survey to find out how East Devon District Council can best support the cultural/creative community in East Devon.
Arts and Culture have a huge role to play in responding to and confronting the societal changes we face today, particularly after the Covid pandemic. They are vital in helping us find a positive way forward and realise a better future for our communities - supporting health and wellbeing, the environment and economic recovery.
From rainbow drawings displayed in our windows, singing from apartment balconies to our best efforts inspired by Grayson Perry’s art classes – it is clear creativity is something we all share.
In the wake of the pandemic, the Arts and Culture East Devon forum is being relaunched as ACED – Arts & Culture East Devon. This new public forum is designed to support local cultural services in East Devon such as theatres, museums, galleries and festivals as well as all creative practitioners.
ACED hopes to connect the creative and cultural communities of East Devon, providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region.
This new survey aims to find out how East Devon District Council can best support the culture in East Devon through ACED.
Complete the questionnaire. Deadline: 9 April 2021.
The results will be shared in the first Network Member Forum on 29 April, 10.20 – 12.20 (Zoom link on ACED website).
Councillor Paul Arnott, Leader of East Devon District Council said,
This survey is a mark of how seriously our council takes the arts, culture and entertainment sectors in the life of East Devon. We'd love to get a response from all such East Devon-based cultural organisations and communities, please, to help us to understand how ACED can interact with the entire network, and what the forum's priorities for the future should be.
• Provide support for professional and artistic development, enabling partnership
The intent is to host three Network Member Zooms a year, two Executive Membership meetings (including East Devon District Councillors) a year, and distribute a bi-monthly newsletter.
Further information please visit : ACED | Thelma Hulbert Gallery