Essential reading: Culture, sport and tourism

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An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

We have picked out a few items from our huge library of local government content that we hope will provide you with inspiration, ideas or just food for thought and make you want to delve deeper into the LGIU’s local government resources.

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Cultural sector policy and research round-up Spring 2023

At the LGIU we have many types of briefings (but you’ll have to be from a member council/organisation to read them). Round-ups group together the latest developments – consultations, research, guidance – in a particular topic area. This is a recent edition of our culture round-up. Read the full round-up.

Backgrounder: Cultural Services

Sometimes you just want to know the essentials – the background to a subject – either because you are fairly new to it or you need a bit of a refresher. LGIU’s backgrounders give you that and this one focuses on cultural services from a local government perspective. Read the backgrounder.

Global Local: Museums and local history

Have you discovered our Global Local bulletin? Each week we take a theme and bring you stories, ideas and inspiration from local government and its partners around the world. This edition looked at the role of local museums in reflecting the history of a community as well as how they’re supporting communities. Read this edition of Global Local.

Delving deeper

If we’ve piqued your interest, why not browse through the our culture, sport and tourism topic page. From policy briefings to podcasts we have a wide range of content exploring this subject. Go to topic page.

Keep up to date on culture, sport and tourism with LGIU

The LGIU has extensive resources for both councillors and local government staff. The easiest way to keep up-to-date with what’s available is to sign up on our website (it’s free and easy to do) and opt to receive one of our newsletters.

If you are from an LGIU member organisation then you will automatically get access to all of our member-only resources when you sign up. Make sure you opt for ‘The essential resources’ update – it’s a key part of your council/organisation membership.