The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce(RSA) recently published a report on ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth’ which shows the scale of the ‘missed opportunity’ if we continue to separate heritage policymaking and economic policymaking.
The RSA writes:
The heritage sector has a key role to play in driving growth that supports local communities and reduces inequality.
Heritage for inclusive growth, published in partnership with the British Council, explores a systemic approach which brings together heritage, economic development and wider range of inclusive outcomes – not only economic, but also social and environmental.
This report presents RSA research around what heritage for inclusive growth looks like in a UK context, with reflections and responses from the British Council drawing on the insights emerging from the global Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth programme.