Achieving great art for everyone
Informed by a major consultation, Achieving great art for everyone sets out a 10-year vision with five ambitious goals at its heart.
It argues for excellence, founded on diversity and innovation, and a new collaborative spirit to develop the arts over the long term, so they truly belong to everyone.
It believes there is more we can do together to nurture and champion talented artists and promote England as an international artistic centre. It commits the Arts Council to working even harder to support the organisations and artists it funds, deepening the value and impact of their work.
With its focus on long-term collaborative action, the strategic framework will enable us to work with partners towards positive change in the arts. It provides the rationale for our investment in the arts and will inform our future funding decisions.
Goal 1: Talent and artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated
England is regarded as a pre-eminent centre for artistic excellence.
Goal 2: More people experience and are inspired by the arts
The arts are at the centre of people’s lives – more people are involved in arts in their communities and are enriched and inspired by arts experiences.
Goal 3: The arts are sustainable, resilient and innovative
Collaborative and networked, the arts are known for resilience, innovation and their contribution to the nation’s reputation and prosperity.
Goal 4: The arts leadership and workforce are diverse and highly skilled
The diversity of the arts workforce reflects the diversity of society and artistic practice in England. Outstanding arts leaders play a wider role in their communities and nationally.
Goal 5: Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts
Children and young people have the best current and future artistic lives they can have. They are able to develop their artistic capabilities and engage with, and shape, the arts.
Culture, knowledge and understanding: great museums and libraries for everyone
Culture, knowledge and understanding: great museums and libraries for everyone is a companion to our 10-year strategic framework for the arts Achieving great art for everyone, this publication is our first attempt to integrate museums and libraries into this framework. It is designed to provide certainty as to the programmes the Arts Council will run from 2011-15 while soliciting further debate about the directions we should take in the longer term.
You may also be interested in A review of research and literature on museums and libraries, which is a supporting document to Culture, knowledge and understanding: great museums and libraries for everyone.