Agenda item

Lord Mayor's Culture and Commerce Taskforce

The Head of Partnerships & Strategic Projects, Culture Mile to be heard.


The Board received a presentation from the Head of Partnerships & Strategic Projects, Culture Mile, concerning the Lord Mayor’s Culture and Commerce Taskforce.


Members were advised that the Culture and Commerce Taskforce was established in October by the Lord Mayor and following the evident need to collaborate culture and commerce to address the ‘cultural catastrophe’ caused by the pandemic.


The headline following a number of roundtables and a digital survey through the autumn was that the interdependent ecology was at risk with a weakened creative sector and required help to assist with London’s cultural recovery in business. Three key recommendations for mutual benefit were agreed - creative activation, culture and commerce exchange, and creative enterprise – which have 10 proposed projects within.


Expressions of interest are currently being sought to make these projects a reality with over 80 received so far. The next step is to identify lead Partners to kickstart the project teams and the Taskforce’s next meeting is on 12 May to present the next developments.