The London Assembly Regeneration Committee has rolled out a new survey exploring how culture-led regeneration could help to grow the capital’s artistic and creative offering, Music Week sister publication MI Pro has reported.
Between 2007 and 2015, the number of grassroots music venues in London has dropped from 136 to just 88 – a decline of 35%. And, according to the London Assembly Registration Committee, some 3,500 artists are likely to lose their places of work by 2019 (30 per cent of the current provision.
Meanwhile, rising rents, economic uncertainty and lower levels of funding are, says the Assembly, putting London’s artistic, creative and cultural opportunities increasingly under threat. As a result, its new survey will aim to identify the key issues facing this sector and what challenges lie ahead.
“We want to hear your opinion on this important topic and gather as many views as possible,” said the Assembly. “Your vital submissions will form part of our recommendations to the Mayor.”
It would like to hear from people who have worked in or seen such projects in action. “We want to hear your opinion on this important topic and gather as many views as possible. Your vital submissions will form part of our recommendations to the Mayor,” said the Assembly.
The survey is open until Wednesday 30th November 2016 and can be taken online here.
The London Assembly is also encouraging people to get involved in the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtags #AssemblyRegeneration or #CreativeLondon.