Morning, Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will consider the future for arts and culture in England, with a focus on funding, participation and technology.
Delegates will discuss priorities for Arts Council England’s next ten year strategy for 2020-30 - with their first formal consultation recently launched to inform its development.
It also follows the launch of the Cultural Development Fund - a commitment from the Creative Industries Sector Deal - providing delegates with the opportunity to discuss the future for public cultural investment and consider what further action might be taken to increase sector resilience - including diversifying revenue streams and business models, attracting private investment, and exploiting IP and assets.
Attendees will assess priorities for expanding the socio-economic contribution of culture, in the context of the ongoing Cultural Cities Enquiry, as well as the recently released Civil Society Strategy - which includes plans to support local arts and culture. They will consider how challenges for widening participation might be addressed - focusing on regional imbalances, collaboration with other sectors, the development of local partnerships, and issues around relevance and engagement.
Further sessions will explore how the sector is adapting to, and utilising, new technologies, and consider next steps for driving innovation - looking at the development of next generation audiences and practitioners, challenges for fostering a culture of experimentation and collaboration, and opportunities for monetisation.