Music City Action Plan

Growing Plymouth into a prosperous, creative and connected ‘gigging’ city


In March 2021 the Culture Plan for Plymouth was published following extensive consultation and engagement from city wide partners. The Culture Plan identifies the importance of music in achieving the core objectives and recognizes the role it can place in building people and place.

Based on the suggestion set out in the Music Venue Trust report of 2020 (insert previous report), Plymouth Culture has been working with key organisations and individuals to take forward recommendations. However, in recent years we have lived through unprecedented times, from both a social and economic perspective, with significant impact on the music sector. It has been appropriate, therefore, to review the recommendations within the report and consider what is needed now.

Music Ambassadors

Plymouth Culture has commissioned Jack Harman and Craig Roxburgh as Music Ambassadors. They have been tasked with developing a Music Action Plan and piloting music activity with the aim of understanding – How do we make Plymouth a gigging city?

Action Plan

This action plan is the culmination of months of research, conversations, consultations and testing. Using Sound Diplomacy – The Music Cities Manual as our guiding framework, the action plan seeks to set out our ambitions as a city and to identify the annual priorities that will help realise this ambition. 

The action plan is extensive and will need everyone pulling in the same direction to make change happen. We have been hosting quarterly forum meetings with the music sector to share information, signpost to opportunities and discuss priorities. These forums are open to all so if you are a musician, promoter, technician or venue owner and would like to know more then join our mailing list and come along to our next forum.

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