The two UK-wide organisations that specifically support and represent local creative cultural activity, Voluntary Arts and Arts Development UK, championed Our Cultural Commons - a major initiative that ran from 2016 to 2018 in response to the changing landscape of cultural provision in local areas.
In line with the initative, Voluntary Arts curated a series of articles authored by cultural thinkers and doers, intended to make the cultural commons in action more visible, and to encourage new approaches to sustaining creative cultural activity in local places.
The hope is that the articles and the conversation they stimulate will contribute to the forming of ever more enabling cultural policy.
Making Music believes Our Cultural Commons is an important initiative for amateur and community music groups which rely on local infrastructure to flourish. Better joined up support means they can reach into their communities more effectively, enriching lives and transforming well-being by offering opportunities for music participation and engagement for all.
You can find out more about Our Cultural Commons and read the articles on the Voluntary Arts website.