Tender for cultural strategy for East Devon

Published on: 
8 December 2021

East Devon District Council (EDDC) and Arts & Culture East Devon (ACED) are commissioning a new culture strategy for the district.

Underpinned by a progressive, forward-thinking Council, arts and culture are spearheading the district’s economic and social recovery while leading change in response to climate emergency and growing inequality.

EDDC and ACED now wish to consolidate significant recent achievements and maximise culture’s contribution to East Devon’s future wellbeing, wealth and sustainability, by creating a collaboratively agreed 10-year strategy across multiple public, community, statutory and non-statutory partners.

The culture strategy will play a central role in the three council priorities for the 2021-23 period:

  1. Better homes and communities for all
  2. Greener East Devon
  3. A resilient economy

The aim of East Devon’s cultural strategy will:

  • Build and secure place-based strategic partnerships and local community ownership around a shared 10 year vision for East Devon and the surrounding areas.
  • Reflect the needs of people who live and work in the district
  • Provide a compelling and robust framework to attract future investment from public, private, community and social enterprise sectors, including national investment sources such as, but not limited to Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Arts Council England and the National Lottery.
  • Guide a sustainable, inclusive development of the area that is fit to meet global challenges of climate and ecological breakdown and growing inequalities.

Deadline for receipt of tenders: 18.01.22, 12.00

Full brief for the development of a cultural strategy for East Devon 

For more details, contact: Charlie Plowden, Service Lead – Countryside & Leisure /