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Cultural strategy

Our cultural offer sets Medway apart as a vibrant, dynamic place.  It establishes our area as a destination that is attracting ever-growing interest regionally, nationally and internationally, with its unique combination of rich history, state-of-the-art facilities, and flourishing network of creative communities.

Medway’s cultural offer also delivers a range of wellbeing benefits, bringing people together, tackling social isolation and promoting more active lifestyles. 

Culture should not simply be viewed as ‘nice to have’, it brings hard-edged economic benefits too: the creative and tourism sectors account for around 15% of Medway’s economy and are two of the fastest growing sectors nationally. 

Our cultural offer has a pivotal role to play in the regeneration and place making of Medway as an attractive place to live, work, study and visit.

The next iteration of the cultural strategy is intended to continue that trajectory, establishing Medway as a city in all but name. With our partners we already provide a wide range of cultural activities. This strategy reviews our current provision and sets out our future ambitions.

Download our Cultural Strategy 2014-2019 (pdf 2,470KB)

Download our Cultural Strategy 2014-2019 (pdf 135kb)

Download our Cultural Strategy 2009-2014 (pdf 253KB)