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From fort to pit to port

Maximising opportunities for the arts, culture and the heritage sectors to play their part in tackling poverty.

In collaboration with Communities First, Welsh Government, the cultural sector, local authorities, and other organisations, we aim to harness the power of the arts, culture and heritage to promote social justice in Wales.

The initiative was developed following a report by Baroness Kay Andrews OBE to find ways in which cultural and heritage bodies can work more closely together to broaden access to, appreciation of and participation in, culture in ways that contribute to reducing poverty.

This report complemented and built on Professor Dai Smith’s report on the Arts in Education which was launched in Swansea on 13 March 2014.

As well as North Merthyr Tydfil (NMT), and Butetown Riverside andGrangetown (BRT), Fort to Pit to Port, also involves Action for Caerau and Ely (ACE) a neighbouring Communities First area in Cardiff.

Strong Communities, Healthier People has been invited to act as the external organisational lead in the Pioneer Area Programme pilot, which is part of a wider programme, entitled Fusion: Tackling Poverty through Culture.