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Cultural Development
Essex Record Office
Wharf Road
Essex, CM2 6YT

Cultural Services

6 July 2017

The cultural scene in Essex makes it a great place to live, work and visit. Essex County Council Cultural Development plays a fundamental role in enabling creative and heritage activities across the county


Check out Visit Essex to see the wide range of events we provide, as well as other events promoted across the county, such as the Summer of Art programme.


Cultural development

Cultural Development supports Essex’s many cultural organisations and practitioners across the county, playing a key role in helping creative and heritage activities across the county with a reputation for innovative work and best practice.
Access to funds to assist with the development of arts projects.

Essex Dance Theatre

Join us for a range of fun and exciting dance classes. We use dance as a tool for youth work, developing social and communication skills and establishing self-confidence.

Public art

Site specific art works that enhance the built environment.
For more information about the provision of arts services across Essex, email us at or call 03457 430 430.