Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
The purpose of the policy is, broadly, to: • Create mechanisms to guide the allocation of resources i.e. human, financial, City services, and property towards the support of arts, culture and the creative industries in Cape Town. • Create mechanisms for internal transversal coordination between various City departments that provide services related to arts, culture and the creative industries. • Provide mechanisms for the development of an enabling environment that fosters partnership building with stakeholders outside of the city. • Make a case for, and facilitate increased investment by the City and other potential funders in arts, culture and the creative industries in Cape Town.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
The policy is intended to benefit Cape Town’s population as a whole, as well as local sectoral stakeholders. The policy was submitted to a public participation process and was advertised in local newspapers, libraries and on the City’s website for comment and recommendation from interested parties. After a period of 30 days this feedback was collated and adjustments were made to the Policy where appropriate. The following are achievements associated with this policy - Award of creative cities - Public arts management framework
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?:
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?:
- UNESCO Creative cities award was seen as a major achievement as Cape Town was the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design. Cape Town City joins 180 cities in 72 countries committed to the promotion and development of innovation and creativity. The Design Indaba team commented on this achievement that ‘Cape Town has many challenges but with that comes opportunities to bridge the divide while using creativity as a tool to create a better world”. - The city was used as a case study for design thinking process as part of the Cape Town Design Capital programme. - Part of World Cultures Forum although this focused more on cultural tourism.