Conwy is committed to arts provision as an economic driver, a means of facilitating community cohesion, a way of assisting people to be engaged citizens and, as part of education, to help develop our young people to be confident, empathetic and skilled for their future lives.
This document describes the current situation with the Arts in Conwy and sits within the wider framework of policies and strategies in Wales and the UK that support and promote the arts. In particular, this strategy looks to support the delivery of the key aims of the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and those of Conwy County Borough Council’s own Corporate Plan. The plan is also influenced by Professor Graham Donaldson’s Successful Futures. An independent Review of Curriculum & Assessment Arrangements in Wales which recommends that Expressive Arts is one of the six equal areas of learning and experience. The strategy also supports the Arts Council of Wales Creative Learning through the Arts - an action plan for Wales 2015-2020.
We believe that the arts can and do contribute to all of these outcomes and we will consider these outcomes when planning our own arts activities or working on partnership projects.
We will consider the impact of the arts across our services and will use the arts to the benefit of our residents and visitors whenever possible.
We will encourage and support the arts within our learning environments.