A City Imagining
Cultural Strategy 2020 - 2030
The Belfast Agenda, our city’s first community plan, sets a vision for 2035 that imagines a culturally vibrant city.
As part of this ambition, we’ve recently launched a draft ten year cultural strategy, A City Imagining. This draft plan is open for consultation until 10 July so there’s still plenty of time to have your say.
The preparation for this strategy has included thousands of one to one conversations with citizens all across the city. This work recognised our city’s complex cultural challenges and presented an opportunity to recognise the transformative power of culture, art and creativity. We have also built on the commitments and achievements of previous strategies and frameworks, promoting culture led development with the individual citizen at the heart of the process.
Releasing our full creative potential is an exciting work in progress. Belfast is a city imagining.
There are a number of important milestones in the ten years ahead including plans to make 2023 a celebratory year co-created by local people. This will include a year long programme of immersive cultural activity on a scale that Belfast has never seen before that will welcome visitors from around the world. The priorities of our strategy will facilitate the creativity, capacity building and energy that is required in the lead up to this celebration and beyond.
From Friday 19 April please take the time to tell us about the city that you imagine at Have Your Say.
We'll be running a series of workshops across the city, at various dates and times, where you can come along and chat with us in person. We will be discussing the priorities of the strategy and what they mean for you. Find out more about the workshops and book your space at one of these sessions on our public consultation workshops page.
Pop in and have your say at our A City Imagining Hub in Royal Avenue, just opposite the side of Debenhams. We’ll also be hosting a series of events at the venue over the coming weeks.
More information on the Cultural Strategy
Download and read the Cultural Strategy Document- (PDF 15MB)
Download and read A City Imagining Summary Map- (PDF 13MB)