Hereford has released details of how it plans to spend a £22m cash injection from the Stronger Town Fund.
Plans include a £7m library and learning resource centre with a new performance space.
An £800,000 music hub to support Herefordshire Music Service has also been pledged, alongside a digital culture hub led by Rural Media and Hereford College of Arts.
£160,000 will be spent on contemporary art commissions on the exterior of student accommodation blocks.
Hereford Mayor Kath Hey said these ideas were “very much about future proofing the city for the next generation”.