1000 days launch

wap Published Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Over 100 delegates from the arts and cultural sector attended the official launch of the County Arts Strategy, 1000 Days.

The strategy, which will be delivered by the Worcestershire Arts Partnership, is called 1000 Days to cover the three year period of the strategy. The launch had a theme of journeys and was compered by Steve Wilson, Worcestershire County Council's Arts Officer.

The event featured a mixture of guest speakers from the five priority areas of the strategy; ambition, arts and health, children and young people, the economy and artist development. It also saw the formal resignation of former Chair, Professor Judith Elkin and the confirmation of the new Chair, Anne Hannaford. 

Guest Speakers included Charlotte Gregory from Vamos, Oakley Flanagan who is the current Young Poet Laureate of Worcestershire and Sally Morgan from Worcestershire Open Studios.

Steve Wilson, WCC Arts Officer, said: "The launch was an exceptional and inspiring event but for me the hard work starts here."

Professor Judith Elkin concluded by emphasising that the arts and the Arts Partnership were more critical to Worcestershire than ever before. She said: "creative thinking and innovation are critically important to the health and wealth of the nation. I wish the Worcestershire Arts Partnership and the 1000 days strategy every success under the leadership of its new chair."