Strategic support and development
Evidence based strategy development lies at the core of our
work with local authorities, partnership bodies, regional development agencies
and regional and national cultural policy and funding bodies.
In Milton Keynes and South Midlands, an area facing substantial
growth in population as part of Government's growth and sustainable communities
proposals, DPA drafted and oversaw the publication of the first nationally available
advice aimed at developers and local delivery bodies in growth areas.
In East London's Olympic zone, DPA developed a research programme
which identified priorities - building festival and presenting capacity: East
Bank, the legacy potential of a new cultural destination for London based on
the Olympic Park - which were adopted by the E&SE London host boroughs in 2004
and which give continued strategic direction in the preparation period for 2012.