Keeping arts and culture at the heart of our communities
Prioritising culture to boost jobs and the economy in Liverpool
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool City Council continues to prioritise art and cultural pursuits, ten years on from being European Capital of Culture. In the last two years Culture Liverpool has boosted the local economy by at least £142m. More than 20 major events have taken place in the city during the last year, including internationally renowned events such as Royal de Luxe’s Giants, the Mersey River Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival. As a result, the city has welcomed a staggering 3.2 million attendees. The council has funded 36 arts organisations through the Culture Liverpool Investment Programme to the sum of £4.8m, which in turn safeguarded 1,780 jobs and secured a further £90m economic spend.