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ACE consultation on their 10 year strategy

Arts Council England is consulting on their next 10 year strategy. Have your say! Deadline to contribute to the conversation is 11 April 2018.

Posted: 03/02/2018


ACE want
to make sure arts, musems and libraries in England are thriving for
the next decade, and they want our thoughts about how best they can do
that. For the next 12 weeks (until 11 April) they are working with insight
and strategy specialists BritainThinks to have an open conversation
with anyone that has a stake in or an opinion on the future of arts and culture
in England. This is the first in five phases they will go through to shape the strategy
for 2020-30. 


can find their existing strategy ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’ here >


Darren Henley comments in a
recent blog, ‘
There remains much to be
done, especially in widening access to the arts to all socio-economic groups
and diverse audiences, and ensuring that the workforce and leadership of the
arts and culture world is representative of England in the 21st century. We also
have a long way to go to catch up with the digital revolution.


‘Now it’s time to look to
the future, and to think how we want to shape the next strategy, which will run
from 2020 to 2030. There are many questions that come to mind.
is the world changing and how should our priorities reflect this?  How can
we prepare for continuing uncertainty in public funding? What impact will
leaving the EU have? What skills and resources do we need to best support the
sector? What can we do to strengthen the social impact of our work? How can we
become more open, accessible and diverse? How can we respond to the challenges
and opportunities of new technology?
we need more emphasis on participation? What will we do to ensure that we
develop the next generation of audiences and practitioners?
Arts Council and I want to know what you think; we want all of you to take part
in this debate. We will listen carefully to your views, so that we can put
together a strategy that once again, reflects our collective ambition and


Find more information on the ACE website, including the
link to register to join the conversation.


LEAN is joining the conversation;
let us know your views too. Email Jane
or Alison.


"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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