Cultural Policy

Arts policy and projects

We work to develop culture in the city. This can take the form of policy/strategy papers, working with the cultural sector and projects.

Here is the current list of cultural policy and strategy papers. You can download these below.

  • Cultural Policy
  • City Cultural Venues Study
  • Dance Strategy
  • Gaelic Arts Strategy
  • Moving Image Strategy
  • Music Strategy
  • Theatre Strategy
  • Festivals Strategy
  • Thundering Hooves 
  • Thundering Hooves 2.0 


The Cultural Policy is currently under review.  Following  To find out more about the review process and the manifesto document visit Desire Lines .

Access to Sport and Culture Edinburgh (ASC Edinburgh) invites organisations to improve access to arts, sport and physical activity in the city by signing up to the Pledge. Sign-up to the Pledge to work together to increase participation and access to sport and culture.

The Edinburgh Cultural Partnership is a voice for the arts in the city and plays an important role in the city's  community planning network working with the Edinburgh Partnership and other organisations.

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