State of the Arts is an Arts Council programme that aims to encourage thought leadership in the arts and cultural sector by providing platforms to explore new ideas and concepts that might shape the future of arts and culture.

Programme activities include lectures, symposia, conferences and debates. Keep up to date with planned activities here or follow @ace_national on Twitter, and join the discussion using #culturematters.


Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture

We have just published Create: A Journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture. Create is a new journal that aims to stimulate discussion about the true value of art and culture to our society. 

Read the publication in full or explore it by theme here.

You can also download the PDF

Discover more

Find out more about our past State of the Arts events, and explore more thought leadership podcasts and videos here.