The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) single departmental plan, published 14 December 2017 and updated on 29 January 2018, has strategic objective relating to maximizing participation in culture.
Of particular interest to curious IHBC members might be the fourth strategic objective for participation, at paragraph 4.6, for the promotion of the historic environment so that people can appreciate and enjoy heritage assets, and how this will be achieved:
- Sponsor world heritage sites in the UK, using them to promote tourism and soft power
- Deliver sustainable development and management in the heritage sector
- Work with Historic England to support the delivery of large infrastructure projects, such as new housing, HS2 and Crossrail
Our single departmental plan sets out our objectives and how we will achieve them.DCMS has substantial responsibilities and achieves significant social and economic impact. Our sectors make up more than 14% of the UK economy and our efforts enrich the lives of people across the UK; from providing access to superfast broadband, to boosting social action and building participation in culture, the arts and sport. From its earliest origins as the Department of National Heritage, DCMS has grown to the department it is today. A department that focuses on the UK’s future as a digital, global leader with innovation, technology and creativity at its economic heart – together with the heritage, sporting and cultural assets that make it a great place to live, work and invest.
We have five strategic objectives:
- Global: promote global Britain, demonstrating that the UK is a great place to live, work, visit and invest
- Growth: grow an economy that is creative, innovative and works for everyone
- Digital: make the UK the best digital economy in the world and drive its digital transformation
- Participation: maximise cultural and sporting participation and social action
- Society: support our media, a free press and a shared society