L.A.C.E. - Community Strand

Creative Communities, the community strand of LACE aims to be an accessible, responsive and useful network for people with an interest in developing the cultural life of communities across the city and county.


It is an experiment, but rooted in the principles of bottom up development.

Using the broadest definition of culture, the Creative Communities network aims to celebrate the power and potential of culture to enhance our sense of connection and belonging.

Creative Communities, the community strand of LACE developed from a number of very active women’s groups in the city. At first the groups, inspired by training and engagement with drama in particular, came together to discuss how the cultural resources in the city could be harnessed by local groups.

The group then expanded to include representation from local community groups and the artistic community.