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Arts Council England consultation announced - 19 January 2010

Results from the consultation, 'Achieving great art for everyone - a consultation on future priorities for the arts', will inform a ten-year strategic framework and the Arts Council's future investment decisions.

The Arts Council is inviting artists, arts organisations, partners and anyone interested in the arts to take part, including those from the commercial, amateur and voluntary sectors. The consultation will run until 14 April 2010 with the framework being published in late 2010.

The consultation outlines five long term goals that will drive the Arts Council’s development work, inform its funding priorities and strengthen relationships with artists, organisations and audiences. The goals are:

  1. talent and artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated
  2. the arts leadership and workforce are diverse and highly skilled
  3. more people value and enjoy the arts
  4. every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts
  5. the arts sector is sustainable, resilient and innovative.

The consultation also includes proposals on new, more flexible, funding programmes to help deliver these goals.

To find out more about how to take part and to download a copy of the consultation document visit:

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