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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?
This is complete gibberish. "Creativity, curiosity and challenge are defining parts of Scotland's character" is absolutely meaningless. Were those the three most exciting words beginning with the letter C you could find?

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?
The Scottish Government does not need to employ someone in a "new cultural leadership post". It needs to focus on improving outcomes in education and health. And if it wants to do something useful, invest in instrumental musical tuition in schools

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

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The function of government is not to lead or direct the cultural life of the nation, but to enable it to flourish - so invest in instrumental tuition at school and provide funding for theatres and performance spaces - do not invest in a team of cultural commissars who decide what it is the people should be allowed to enjoy

Empowering through culture

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

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

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This is too inward looking - it assumes that the only culture of relevance to a community is the one local to it - so no Shakespeare or Beethoven, just folk music and the collected works of Alan Bisset

Sustaining culture

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

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

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I don't think government has an active participatory role to play in most of this - why should a civil servant decide what aspects of culture to invest in rather than, as effectively happens just now, the market. If a performer or musician or artist is talented and ambitious, given a level playing field, they will succeed. Asking a civil servant to choose to invest in those they think best fits the government's cultural policy will not

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.
Helix Part & The Kelpies - no-one told people how to enjoy the space or how to use it - the council made the space available and people in their tens of thousands use that space. Edinburgh Fringe Festival - anarchic, open, accessible - people succeed or fail based on their talents & audiences flock to see shows and performances they want to see, not those they are recommended to see by government. Government's role is to ensure the spaces are available, that it is safe to visit, that people can travel around freely and that licensing restrictions are applied with good judgement.

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
Nothing

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

What do you think success for the strategy will look like?
It will not succeed

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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Other comments

17. Please use this section to provide any other comments that you wish to share about the strategy.

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Don't spend money on this "strategy" - invest it in musical instrument tuition in schools - maybe even get some foreign language assistants in schools as well if there is any money left

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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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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