Bid for Borough of Culture #Ealing2019

Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture Programmes, the competition, launched by the Mayor of London, will enable Ealing to showcase how the arts and culture will help achieve our ambitions for a prosperous, healthier, safer, cleaner, fairer and accessible borough. 

The London Borough of Culture will showcase the best of arts and culture in London. Winning the Mayor of London’s competition would bring in over £1 million of investment to transform the borough’s cultural landscape.

Ealing residents are encouraged to show their support for the 2019 bid for Borough of Culture and fill in the short survey via research.net/r/Ealingboroughofculture. The results will help develop the bid and also the council’s longer term planning for Ealing Arts and Culture Strategy 2018-2023. 

The bid will be submitted on 1 December with the winner to be announced February 2018.

Since the competition was launched, Ealing Arts Forum representing local arts groups, venues and communities, have been key in discussing and developing ideas. In the run up to the bid is submission date, these ideas will be shaped into a clear plan for how Ealing would use the prize money to showcase the arts in Ealing to leave a lasting legacy for the future of culture in the borough.

There are two remaining workshops, open to everyone, taking place on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing. Attendees are able to choose one of two sessions; 4.00pm – 5.45pm or 6.15pm – 8.00pm. Places are limited so register now via eventbrite.co.uk

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell said: “We’re looking forward to what the people of Ealing will bring to build our Borough of Culture 2019 bid. Ealing has a lot to offer with many cultures and backgrounds being celebrated. We need to combine everyone’s ideas together to make sure we have the best chance of winning over £1 million.

“Ealing knows how to celebrate people and places, and reveal the value of culture in bringing everyone together to strengthen our community. We need to show how culture will contribute to making Ealing a great place. It’s a competition across London and we know we have a lot to offer and can win.”

To find out more or to join Ealing Arts Forum contact culture@ealing.gov.uk.