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Board of Torbay Culture


Torbay Culture was established in 2015 to deliver the ‘Enjoy, talk, do, be’ cultural strategy. ‘Enjoy, talk, do, be’ - a cultural strategy for Torbay and its communities 2014-2024 was created following public consultation. Published jointly by Arts Council England, Torbay Council and TDA, it reflected the needs of communities; and the desire to generate more opportunities for the cultural and creative ecology in the bay. Extensive consultation with residents and stakeholders informed the shape of the vision for culture and determined the strategic aims. To echo the authors’ remarks it was made as much by Torbay as for Torbay. Torbay Culture is hosted by TDA and funded mainly by grants from the Arts Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Our ambition is to make a difference for people, to encourage audience participation in culture, and facilitate creative collaborations that improve the quality of life in the area. We encourage and enable cultural development and creative practice; we do this by working in collaboration to address our three strategic



·         To increase engagement and participation in cultural opportunities in Torbay.

·         To maximise the distinctive natural and built cultural assets of Torbay.

·         To ensure cultural development is a key driver to economic, social and environmental development in Torbay.


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