Have a say in Perth2021 & Join In

November 17, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

Perth’s bid for City of Culture 2021 is gathering momentum with the recent launch of a dedicated Perth2021 website.  Designed to keep everyone throughout the whole of Perth & Kinross supporting Perth’s bid, up to date and provide opportunities to engage with the bid process in various ways. It’s worth subscribing to receive updates via email to hear updates as they come through.

This Sunday 20th November is the Community Celebration Day in Perth City Centre.  With a programme packed full of varied events showcasing the cultural and creative activities taking place all year round throughout Perth & Kinross.  This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the culture of Perthshire at every level, grass roots, emerging, professional and award winning talent and support the bid at the finale event at 5pm at the Main Stage on Tay Street.  Kicking off from midday, there are 12 venues throughout the city centre, each with something different, visual arts, live poetry, book readings, music, dance, photography and plenty of entertainment.

There’s details on the new Creative Communities Fund. The Creative Communities (CCF) fund is available to support the work of communities and individuals and will grant up to £1,500 per application, for up to a year from January 2017.  The funding panel are looking for projects that will deliver creative, inclusive activities and ideas that will demonstrate what Perth 2021 can do, and what impact it can have for where you live.

There’s also a City of Culture bid questionnaire, a chance to put your thoughts and ideas as to what Perth being a City of Culture would mean to you.  Whether you’re based in one of Perthshire’s main towns, villages or hamlets, rurally or the city centre itself, the questionnaire is a way to engage with your ideas and what matters to you.

There’s the Digital Tapestry of Scotland being created and an opportunity to nominate your Perth Pioneers.  As part of the bid, Perth 2021 want to champion the Perth Pioneers of today and want your nominations.   The site is also another way to keep up to date with What’s On .

UK City of Culture is a designation given to a city in the United Kingdom every four years by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The winning city enjoys significant economic and social benefits. The UK City of Culture is expected to deliver a wide-ranging cultural programme that builds on local community strengths and encourages activities that reach a  varied and diverse audience. It should create an economic impact and be a catalyst for regeneration as well as contributing to community cohesion and health and wellbeing. Cities submit a bid document to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in April 2017. A shortlist is published and the final winner is announced by the end of 2017.

Perth2021 can also be supported and followed on Twitter @perth2021 and on the Facebook page Perth2021 and using #perthistheplace.