Argyll and Bute Council hosted a meeting of more than fifty representatives of arts and heritage organisations and businesses from across the authority recently at Kilmory for a Culture, Arts and Heritage Assembly.
Delegates from the fields of visual art, craft, music, and heritage came together for breakout networking, publicity, strategy and cross-promotion sessions. It was agreed that Argyll and Bute has a superb resource in its creative sector, and that more can be done to co-ordinate activities and to attract visitors and local people.
Carron Tobin and Mike Story of Argyll and Isles Strategic Tourism Partnership discussed the benefits of partnership working, and the meeting was also supported by representatives from HIE and Creative Scotland. As a result of the meeting, a steering group representing the various sectors will meet in the next few weeks to put the group’s decisions into action.
Councillor Louise Glen-Lee , Depute Lead Councillor for Culture said: “I would like to thank everyone for coming along and look forward to building a stronger arts and heritage sector so that we can tell Argyll and Bute’s story to the world – through music, art, place, heritage and culture.”
The Assembly is putting together a database of interested individuals, businesses and organisations, and anyone who would like to join the Assembly can contact Councillor Glen-Lee in the first instance, by email at louise . glen-lee @ argyll-bute.gov.uk or by telephone 01631 567955 (remove spaces from email address).