Plymouth Culture and Plymouth City Council launched two new, aspirational arts plans for the city on Friday 23 September 2016.

The Visual Arts Plan and the Public Art Plan set out the vision and a range of exciting opportunities for art in the city.

photograph showing a couple holding hands walking through a tunnelThe Visual Arts Plan is called ‘Go Beyond’. Its ambition is to establish Plymouth as a leading centre of excellence for the visual arts – a place that consistently produces and exhibits work of the highest quality, and which builds international partnerships and projects. The Plan is a joint project between Visual Arts South West, Plymouth’s arts practitioners and organisations and Plymouth Culture. It highlights the major areas that will be supported over the next five years.

Download a copy of the Visual Arts Plan [4MB]

The Public Art Plan aims to redefine Plymouth’s relationship with public art in its widest possible sense – developing a city-wide approach that offers new kinds of cultural experiences in the public realm, nurtures producing talent and creates opportunities for artists to respond and contribute to Plymouth’s built and natural environment, living culture and heritage. Arts organisations from across the city worked with award-winning arts producers Situations to develop the Plan.

Download a copy of the Public Art Plan [2MB]

Photograph showing illuminations projected onto a buildingSituations’ world-leading experience in public art also helped the group create ‘The Plymouth Principles’, a guide to inspiring, supporting and nurturing the city’s public art developments.

Download a copy of The Plymouth Principles [700KB]

Dom Jinks, Director of Plymouth Culture said: “We are thrilled to be launching these two new arts plans, which light up the paths for Plymouth to explore further. We believe that capitalising on invaluable opportunities like these will lead to an explosion of cultural activity, firmly placing Plymouth on the map as
a major international arts destination.”

Your input counts
A huge amount of work has gone into producing these strategic documents but they are intended to be flexible in order to respond to changes and opportunities as they arise. If you’d like to give some feedback on any or all of them you can do this via the Plymouth Culture website.