Arts Council prepares for ten-year strategy with report on UK-wide consultation

Arts Council England has published findings from 37 workshops across the company last autumn asking organisations from around the UK how it should approach its next ten-year strategy. Its new ten-year strategy is expected to be published autumn 2019.

Download the report here.

Read the results of the consultation which includes opinions on the definition of culture and creativity, suggestions on tackling lack of inclusivity, and working within communities. Arts Council England will take the feedback and use it to inform their strategy.

Deputy Chief Executive for Arts and Culture, Simon Mellor, also outlined 11 points intended for inclusion in Arts Council's next ten-year strategy in a speech at East London Dance's Ideas Summit. These points were informed by the consultation and included:

  • considering relevance to audience in addition to high-quality output to address engagement
  • lack of diversity in governance, leadership and workforce receiving public funding
  • new funding models for independent artists
  • the decline in formal provision of arts education
  • the necessity of retaining trust in institutions like ACE.

Decisions on criteria for deciding funding for projects and organisations have yet to be reached but will be announced with the ten-year strategy later in the year.

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