A new Coastal Culture Network (CNN) was officially launched last week by Magna Vitae, Garsington Opera for All and the Coastal Communities Alliance.
CCN is a network that has been developed to strengthen the cultural provision around the coast.
This will work by bringing together local authorities, cultural organisations, Coastal Community Teams and others.
Culture and the coast link up very well and in recent years, contemporary arts and culture have helped to reinvigorate many coastal towns following the decline of traditional tourism.
The potential of culture to be a key factor for regeneration is now widely acknowledged and the CCN aims to build on this and drive it forward for the future.
Mark Humphreys, chief executive of Magna Vitae, said: “The team at Magna Vitae are delighted to be driving this innovative new network with our partners at Garsington Opera and the Coastal Communities Alliance and are very grateful to Arts Council England for their support.
“The Coastal Culture Network promises to be an exciting development.
“We now look forward to working with many more partners in coastal communities to enable them to experience the benefits of networking in this way.”
Laura Dyer, deputy chief executive from Arts Council England, said: “The Coastal Culture Network is a really exciting opportunity.
“We hope to see it bringing together new partnerships, as well as encouraging the sharing of best practice, helping to bring great art and culture to more people.”
The CCN can be found within the Coastal Communities Alliance website, via: http://www.coastalcommunities.co.uk.
Members will be able to join an online forum, communicate with other members to build partnerships, and access case studies, information and resources.
These functions have now gone live this month.