Aims and role
A theme group of the District’s Local Strategic Partnership, Canterbury for Culture (C4C) is an independent strategic group whose aim is to represent the views, needs and ambition of the Districts cultural Sector.
Canterbury for Culture is made up of representatives from Canterbury’s cultural community in its broadest sense, encompassing the arts, creative industries, sports and recreation, heritage and museums/galleries in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.
C4C aims to:
- Improve the quality of the district’s cultural offer.
- Support the development of policy and strategy within the District.
- Represent the Cultural Sector at District, East Kent and County level.
C4C achieves these goals through a combination of leading on specific, sector-wide projects and acting more generally as an advocate and influencer with key opinion-formers and policy-makers, acting in a co-ordinating and facilitative role where appropriate.
C4C seeks to compliment other ongoing efforts in this area and, to that end, maintains strong working relationships with other related stakeholder groups such as the Heritage Partnership, Creative Canterbury, Active Canterbury and the City Centre Partnership.
C4C also leads The Culture Awards,as a way of recognising the efforts, impact and excellence within the District.
There are two types of members within C4C: organisational members and individual members.
Organisational members are permanent positions linked to a particular organisation rather than an individual. Organisational representatives can send someone to deputise for them if they can’t attend a meeting.
C4C’s organisational members are:
Canterbury City Council
Kent County Council