Here’s the full press release for Paul Kaynes’ appointment as West Mids Creative Programmer for the Cultural Olympiad. I’m not going to try and summarise it as I’m still processing exactly what a Cultural Olympiad is but here’s what he intends to do:
â€¢ Encourage and enable arts and cultural bodies to get involved, and create opportunities for ordinary people to take part,
â€¢ Become a dynamic link between the regions and London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
â€¢ Assess whether local projects meet the criteria to become part of the Cultural Olympiad, and
â€¢ Ensure that each regionâ€™s heritage is as well represented as its 21st century technology.