Seven possible approaches for supra-local cooperation regarding cultural infrastructure

Seven possible approaches for supra-local cooperation regarding cultural infrastructure

Cultural infrastructure is a precondition for a thriving cultural life - thus contributing to the liveability, dynamics and attractiveness of a municipality, city or region. At the same time, there are many spatial challenges. How can local governments and intermunicipal partnerships respond to these?

Infrastructure is often a crucial precondition as a place for culture. But it is also a hard nut to crack for impecunious non-profit organisations. Local governments and intermunicipal partnerships can help respond to spatial challenges in various ways, in particular to creatively bring supply and demand together. Cultural support and knowledge centre OP/TIL is making it a spearhead and will be focusing on 'fresh cultural places' in the coming years. IDEA expert Joris Janssens contributed to the debate.

Together with OP/TIL, IDEA explored seven possible approaches for supra-local cooperation in the field of cultural infrastructure. These range from, among other things, shared use of space to energy efficiency and joint commitment to research, development and experimentation.

Would you like to know more about this project? Download the full text here (in Dutch), which aims to inspire local governments and intermunicipal partnerships, based on recent research and strategic guidance by IDEA Consult and input from OP/TIL.