Supporting artists and creative individuals to develop their talent is vital to the future success of arts and culture.

We will focus our energies and resources on emerging and mid-career talent, since we know through our public consultation that these stages are where more support is needed.

We will develop a coherent, nationwide approach in partnership with arts and cultural organisations, artists and others including the British Council, broadcasters, higher education and the charitable and commercial sectors.

We will have a strong focus on targeted support for diverse talent, and for those least able to access current opportunities, and Grants for the arts will continue to have a key role across many aspects of talent development.

Lastly, we will celebrate and promote the achievements of England's artists, recognising the great contribution they make to national prosperity and wellbeing.