Jan 24 2018

Inquiry into the social impact of participation in culture and sport

The Committee is expected to focus on five major themes, taking evidence on social mobility, health, crime reduction, education, community engagement and diversity. 

The Terms of Reference for the inquiry are:
• Which programmes best demonstrate the positive social impact that participating in sport and culture can have on the five central themes of this inquiry?
• How can access to cultural and sporting professions be improved to enable greater diversity? How can the Government build a pipeline of talent?
• Why has the Government not co-ordinated its efforts more effectively?
• Where are the examples of departmental best practice and how could it be shared?
• Has the sport sector been better for social mobility than the arts? If so, why?
• How can museums, galleries and other cultural venues boost access and social impact.

The Committee is keen to hear from specific case studies of success and invites evidence by February 22 2018. Evidence can be submitted via the  evidence portal