The Rural Cultural Summit 

The Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, London, Tuesday May 23rd 2006

10.00am    Registration and coffee.


A Cultural Strategy for Rural England;

New arts and cultural partnerships for; rural regeneration, rural youth, creative rural industries,                  urban / rural cultural diversity partnerships, rural social inclusion, food sovereignty and sustainable rural communities


10.40am   Welcome  -Stephen Deuchar, Director Tate Britain



‘Give us the Tools and we will finish the Job’ (Winston Churchill, 1941) 



Farming and rural community leaders call for cultural entitlement and new arts investment for rural England                      









·        Dr Stuart Burgess, Government Rural Advocate, Chairman Countryside Agency


·        Dame Sue Street, Permanent Secretary, Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)


                Sir Christopher Frayling, Chairman Arts Council England  (ACE






The New Rural Challenge; promoting cultural diversity, environmental and economic sustainability.

New urban/rural, European, creative industries and cultural diversity partnerships for the rural community. 



Chair, New Fields - The Farmers Biennale; the first European Biennale of Rural Art and       Agriculture, Yorkshire 2009







3.45 pm      

·        Plenary and close





    The Rural Cultural Forum wishes to thank Arts Council England for its Financial support for the

    Rural Cultural Summit.