Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 03-07-2018

Plea to public to shape future of arts and culture

by TH

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People on the Island are being urged to help shape the future of arts, culture and recreation.

A new survey has been launched to find out more about what activities people take part in and how they contribute to identity and wellbeing.

The Programme for Government has an objective to increase cultural engagement for residents – and to leverage facilities and events for leisure visitors.

Education, Sport and Culture Minister Graham Cregeen says: "The survey will enable us to understand and measure what facilities people are making use of and what activities they partake in and why – or not as the case may be. 

"It also gives us the opportunity to gauge views on how important the public think arts and cultural facilities and events are.

"Through our arts and culture strategy the clear ambition is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy our culture and the arts.

"The survey will allow us to understand where we are in realising this ambition and what might need to change to ensure we can deliver.  I hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to complete it."

The survey runs until Tuesday, 31st July – you can find it by visiting www.gov.im/culture.  

"It also gives us the opportunity to gauge views on how important the public think arts and cultural facilities and events are."

Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture

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