Culture and creative activity where there's growth and change
Culture enhances the quality of our lives and the places we live in. Local distinctiveness and the energy and buzz of communities (cultural, creative, economic and residential) and their neighbourhoods can also be quickly and irreversibly damaged or destroyed by neglect, poor planning and ineffective delivery.

We devise and help deliver strategies for supporting strong local cultures and distinctive places, with a long experience in working with communities under greatest challenge from change and growth.
Our Joint Cultural Framework commissioned by the East London host boroughs (Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Waltham Forest), London 2012 and Arts Council England identified key themes and shared commitments to making local cultural activity and investment one of the Olympic prizes.
We worked successfully in Folkestone with the Creative Foundation on three projects. DPA was lead advisor on the Foundation’s 3 year Arts Council England funded organisational development programme (Thrive!). We enabled the early stages of Find Your Talent project including writing the successful £1million funding bid. Working with Prof Fred Grey, University of Sussex, we developed the framework for the Creative Foundation's research and evaluation strategy.
Culture and creative activity where there's growth and change
Cultural buildings help make places work
What's the local culture and creative story?
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