The five Local Authorities within Somerset are currently working together to create a new and exciting 5-year cultural strategy for the new unitary Somerset Council, which will come into being in April 2023. The Somerset Cultural Strategy will be critical in determining support for and investment in the arts and culture in Somerset.

The Fifth Sector has been appointed by the partnership of Somerset local authorities to engage with creative practitioners and businesses and to develop the strategy.

There is a very short questionnaire with sections for organisations/ businesses, freelancers/sole traders, and networks. The survey takes between 5-10 minutes to complete and will help develop and ensure the vision and priorities of the cultural strategy are based on accurate and up-to-the-minute profiles of artists, freelancers, arts and cultural organisations, creative businesses and community organisations’ priorities.

You can find the survery here: Somerset Cultural Strategy Survey

A series of round tables are also being carried out to help understand what is valued the most and how Somerset can be promoted as a cultural destination to visitors. For more information and how you can reserve a spot, please visit: