In March this year, the government released the first Culture White Paper in 50 years and this country’s only second one ever.
White Papers are policy documents. They’re designed and delivered with the purpose of setting out priorities for future legislation.
Legislation in the cultural sector covers all of the following:
- the Arts
- Historic environment including landscapes and buildings
- Cultural property and heritage
And it’s not just those which receive government funding. We all should be paying attention as the reach of this paper stretches out to us all.