Stroud Connects: People, Place and Possibilities
In September 2017, following a successful grant application to Arts Council England, Stroud Town Council commissioned the development of a cultural strategy for the town as part of its commitment to improving the quality of life of all members of its community.
The initial impetus for the work arose from concerns about the future of the Subscription Rooms, which in turn highlighted the lack of a strategic context for cultural planning and development.
As one of only three town councils in England which have commissioned a cultural strategy, Stroud Town Council is making a real mark. It is taking positive action to ensure that the widely appreciated and enjoyed cultural offer is fully valued, supported and developed, so it contributes to social, community and economic – as well as cultural – life in the town for the future.