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A vision for culture in Scotland

1. What is your view of the Vision as set out above?

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2. If you have any further comments on the Vision, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have any further comments on the Vision, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
The College welcomes the emphasis which is placed on the transformative effect of culture in supporting the goal of a Fairer Scotland.

Transforming through culture

3. What is your view of the ambition, ‘Transforming through culture’?

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4. If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Transforming through culture’, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Transforming through culture’, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
While welcoming the ambition, especially the recognition which is placed on ensuring young people from the most deprived communities have access to cultural experiences , the College would wish to see the following included: * reference to the role of colleges in supporting culture as residents of the most deprived communities are more likely to progress to FE as a post-school destination; * greater emphasis on partnership working in the senior phase to offer greater cultural experiences to young people; * acknowledgement of the role of CLD in supporting the ambition; * more emphasis on adults having access to culture as part of the transformation process.

5. Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
The College welcomes the multi-disciplinary approach set out in the consultation document. However it seeks re-assurance that in action 2 academic partners are not only drawn from Higher Education Institutions but would also include representation from Further Education and CLD. In action3 the College would have welcomed specific reference to the role of CPPs in developing alliances.

Empowering through culture

6. What is your view of the ambition, ‘Empowering through culture’?

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7. If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Empowering through culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Empowering through culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
The College welcomes the recognition that creating a sense of place is a key part of any culture strategy. It also welcomes that current approaches by a number of cultural organisations to engage with the most deprived communities has had limited success and would urge the Scottish Government to commission independent evaluation of those organisations such as Platform (Glasgow East Arts Company) which has demonstrated how a community based approach can have significant and sustained impact.

8. Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
Again the College would contend that action 2 should make specific reference to the college sector and CLD as key partners.

Sustaining culture

9. What is your view of the ambition, ‘Sustaining culture’?

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10. If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Sustaining culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Sustaining culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
There requires to coherence across Scottish Government departments if this ambition is to be delivered. In particular the methodology used to allocate resources to support post-school education. If too great an emphasis is placed on labour market demand in college regions there is a danger that aspects of culturally important provision will no longer to seen to be economically important therefore will not be funded.

11. Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
The would welcome specific reference to the importance of the role of cultural skills being recognised by bodies such as SDS and SFC.

Delivering A Culture Strategy for Scotland

12. Please provide details of any examples of good work and best practice, from Scotland or internationally, that you think could be included in the final strategy? We are interested in a range of different approaches.

Please provide details of any examples of good work and best practice, from Scotland or internationally, that you think could be included in the final strategy? We are interested in a range of different approaches.
The work of Platform in North East Glasgow is an exemplar of how a community based cultural organisation has a positive impact on the communities which it serves while also contributing the national cultural experience.

13. What can you or your organisation do to support the vision, aims, ambitions and actions of the strategy?

What can you or your organisation do to support the vision, aims, ambitions
The College will continue to highlight the key role of culture is supporting socio-economic regeneration in the most deprived communities. It will continue to contribute to the work of Glasgow East Arts Company and Glasgow in support of their cultural activities. In additional it will continue to provide a range of courses which provide the skills required to support the culture economy subject to resources being provided for that purpose.

14. What do you think success for the strategy will look like?

What do you think success for the strategy will look like?
A key pillar of the Scottish Government approach to creating a Fairer Scotland.

Monitoring the Impact of the Strategy

15. What is your view of the proposed approach to monitoring and evaluating the strategy set out in section 5?

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16. If you have further comments on the proposed monitoring and evaluation approach, please provide them below.

If you have further comments on the proposed monitoring and evaluation approach, please provide them below.
Further work requires to develop indices which would evaluate the value added by participation in cultural activities which contribute to the development of self-confidence, self-worth, pride of place, communication and creativity skills. This is a complex task therefore it should be seen as a priority.

Impact Assessments

18. Do you think the partial Equality Impact Assessment has identified where the strategy might impact on people differently depending on characteristics such as age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity?

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20. Do you think the partial Children’s Rights and Welfare Impact Assessment sets out how the proposals presented in the strategy might impact on the rights and welfare of children?

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22. How do you think this strategy might impact upon people on low incomes, people living in deprived areas, people in material deprivation, people with no / or low wealth and people from different socio-economic backgrounds? Please provide comments below.

How do you think this strategy might impact upon people on low incomes, people living in deprived areas, people in material deprivation, people with no / or low wealth and people from different socio-economic backgrounds? Please provide comments below.
The College welcomes the emphasis which the consultation document has placed on engagement of all Scots in cultural activity. However in order to be successful in overtaking the vision and ambitions it would be necessary to ensure that appropriate resources are provided to the most deprived communities in order to broaden opportunities for participation. It is recognised that at a challenging time for public finances this will be difficult therefore the emphasis on partnership as set out in the consultation document is welcomed though the College is aware that often there are partners who are reluctant to share or divert resources to collaborative activities. In these circumstances the Scottish Government may have to consider a radical re-allocation of resources from within the Culture budget if it vision is to be delivered.

23. Do you think the partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment identifies how the proposals presented in the Strategy might impact on businesses, the third (voluntary) sector or have any regulatory impact?

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Glasgow Kelvin College