Excellence is thriving and celebrated in the arts, museums and libraries
Our mission is great art and culture for everyone.
To achieve our mission, we have a 10-year strategy running from 2010 to 2020. It sets out our vision for the future, where we are now and is supported by five goals that are at the heart of what we do. Find out more about each goal below.
Arts Council England is committed to championing and developing the arts, museums and libraries. We are a custodian of public investment, and we are charged with getting the maximum value out of this Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England
Created in consultation with many partners, including national and local government, arts organisations and artists, our strategy sets out a national vision that we deliver in collaboration with local partners.
Download and read our strategy: Great art and culture for everyone (PDF)
You can also find out more about how we deliver our strategy in our Corporate Plan, which describes the operational detail of how we’ll deliver our goals over the years 2015–18.
Explore our five goals for arts and culture
Everyone has the opportunity to experience and to be inspired by the arts, museums and libraries
The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable
The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled
Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries
Download and read more about how we'll deliver our strategy across each discipline and geographical area