Arts and culture

Links to the latest government, parliament and local government consultations relating to arts and culture.

Funding for Culture

Scottish Government | Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Ahead of next year’s Scottish Government Budget (Budget 2022-23), the Committee wants to hear your views on the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the culture sector, and how it should recover from the pandemic. The Committee wants to hear your immediate budgetary priorities for the sector as temporary COVID funding comes to an end. It also wants to know what lessons can be learned from the crisis, and if there are opportunities to move to a longer-term and more strategic approach to funding.


8 September 2021

Local Nature Recovery Strategies: how to prepare and what to include

UK government consultation | Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

This consultation seeks views on preparing the Local Nature Recovery Strategies and what should be included. The strategies are a new system of maps and proposed actions for nature’s recovery. The Environment Bill will create a legal requirement for these to be created across England. Each strategy will: agree local priorities for helping nature and improving the wider environment; and map areas of current and potential importance for nature. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs will encourage public bodies, housing developers, land owners and others to use these maps and priorities.


23:45 GMT, 2 November 2021

Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, creative industries, heritage, communications and sport

Welsh Parliament Inquiry | Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the Covid-19 outbreak in Wales.

The inquiry will consider the impact of the outbreak, and its management on sectors under the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee’s remit, including:

  • culture and the creative industries;
  • heritage;
  • national and community media, including community radio;
  • journalism; and,
  • for the purposes of this inquiry, we will also be looking at sport at both grass roots and elite levels.


There is no fixed deadline for you to submit your views. We ask that you share them with us as soon as you are able so that we can follow things up in as timely a way as possible. You are also welcome to submit more than one piece of evidence if further information becomes available as the inquiry progresses.

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