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What is the London Cultural Strategy Group?
The London Cultural Strategy Group is
a high-level advocacy group aimed at developing and promoting London
as a world-class city of culture, bringing together representatives of
the key agencies that support culture in London.
The Group is the successor
to the London Cultural Consortium and it is chaired by Iwona Blazwick
OBE. The primary role of the members of the Group is to advise the Mayor
on his strategy and to present in a unified voice the ongoing challenges
and needs of the sector.
What does the Mayor do?
- produces a Culture Strategy for the development of culture
- represents London's cultural interests at the
regional, national and international levels
- is able to propose and endorse major events for
which London might bid, such as the Olympic Games
- develops the creative industries' contribution
to the London economy
- appoints the chair and members of his Cultural Strategy Group
- helps make appointments to the boards of some
key cultural organisations in the capital
- has management responsibility for Trafalgar Square
and Parliament Square
- develops a clear policy for the development of
tourism in London
- promotes London as a tourist destination in its
own right and, overseas, as a gateway to the rest of the United Kingdom
- co-ordinates and runs a range of programmes and initiatives in London
consistent with national strategies.
What does the London Assembly do?
- comments on the Mayor's
strategy for these sectors - see London
- keeps a close watch on
the performance of the Mayor and his Cultural Strategy Group.