Southampton 2025 Trust
Southampton 2025 Trust is the vehicle for Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.The Trust is managed by an independent advisory board which consists of various Southampton based key stakeholder organisations such as both Universities, the local authority and the business improvement district. The Trust also has a number of individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge in terms of advisory capacity.
Southampton is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2025. This award is for the duration of one year. This is a competitive process with Southampton bidding against the following locations; Bradford, Medway and Lancashire at present. The competition is run by the Department for Culture Media and Sport and is judged by an independent advisory panel.
The bis is developed through strategic community, business and regional consultation work. The findings from the consultation will inform the themes and programming content required to develop a competitive and meaningful bid for Southampton.
We understand that Southampton as a unique offering in terms out our positioning as a global trade port, this will be a strategic element of our bidding process. We will be intersecting our positioning and profile as a necessity to UK PLC post Brexit with the local need of our communities.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
Claire Whitaker, OBE
Southampton 2025 Bid DirectorSouthampton 2025 Trust