What is the demographic mix of our catchment area(s) or of the people we aim to reach?
What changes in population are planned or anticipated in the next three to five years (and beyond)?
What opportunities or threats do these represent?
We are knowledgeable about the demographic spread within the areas or communities that we aim to reach and any potential for change.
We understand how to make our work relevant to the demographic we aim to reach.
We understand the different barriers to participation that exist within the demographic mix.
Arts Council England is the national arts development agency for England, supporting a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts. It distributed both grant-in-aid and Lottery money.
A new arts-based segmentation of English adults comprising 13 distinct groups, which are described here. The research provides new insight into how and why different kinds of people engage with the arts in England today.
Culture.info brings together information on a range of subjects including funding, international connections, jobs, events, reviews, partners and resources.
A portal to statistical information from all over the world, particularly linked to culture or areas relevant to culture. However, not all of the links may be current.
NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is a Non-Departmental Public Body, accountable to Parliament and funded by means of a 300m endowment to foster innovation in tackling the country's social and economic challenges. It works in partnership with private and third sector organisations.
This succinct policy briefing explores the position of the creative industries in the UK economy and argues that productivity growth, though innovative, must be higher and that the benefits they offer must spread out to the whole of society. It discusses the arts' links with other business sectors and looks at the role they can play in regional development.
NESTA is undertaking a research project entitled Age Unlimited, examining ways in which the UK can prepare itself to deal with an ageing society. It is launching a programme aimed at creating sustained personal wellbeing older people.
This website offers free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, with some data from government departments and devolved administrations.
The National Statistics Office is a valuable source of information on both industry-specific and broader themes. Under the 'People and Places' tab you will find a section on culture and sport. The three Government research results most concerned with the arts sector can be downloaded here: the Continuous Household Survey Bulletin, Taking Part and People and Culture in Scotland.
Among many different strands of information, the National Statistics Office provides data on population projections for all the UK Nations, by age and sex.
Among many different strands of useful information, the National Statistics Office's section on Neighbourhoods and Communities includes community cohesion, citizenship and the Race, Religion and Equalities Topic Report.
Third Sector Foresight is a National Council for Voluntary Organisations website, offering strategic insight and planning tools for the UK voluntary and community sector, including key drivers influencing the sector.
A subsection of key strategic drivers focusing on 29 political issues, for example, levels of public spending, efficiency and value for money, the EU agenda and the rise in radicalism.
Key strategic drivers which could influence the UK voluntary sector. Each driver is explained and examined, with links to further reading and resources.
Shows how many people volunteer for charities in the UK and says that the ways in which people volunteer have changed.
Looks at migration to and emigration from the UK and their implications - for example, the arrival in Britain of many from Eastern European countries. It also examines cultural diversity and policies that encourage the respect of differences.
The growing gap between affluent and less affluent communities, and the influence of the 'postcode lottery' in public spending.
Increasing life expectancy in the UK and how it might affect demographics, spending and charitable giving, among other things.
Levels of poverty have decreased since the mid 90s, but income equality is currently higher in the UK than in other wealthy nations.
Falling levels of religious belief and statistics on different religions.
Information on the levels of use of online and information technology in society, including: The 'Always on' society; Access to the internet; Empowered consumers/Information society.