TO BE PUBLISHED December 2019
Delegates at this conference will examine the future for arts and culture in England as stakeholders prepare for the release of the finalised Arts Council England (ACE) strategy for the next 10 years, which will take effect from April.
We expect discussion to focus on key themes that have emerged in consultation on the draft strategy, including in the areas of:
- Funding and new business models,
- Skills and the use of technology,
- Engagement and collaboration, and
- Diversity and sustainability.
There will be a keynote contribution from Rosie Millard, Chair, BBC Children in Need; Chair, Firstsite; and Vice Chair, Opera North.
Further confirmed speakers include: Pearl Chesterman, Birmingham Royal Ballet; Louise Coysh, University of Southampton; Lucy Crompton-Reid, Wikimedia UK; Lamia Dabboussy, BBC Arts; Mark Featherstone-Witty, The LIPA Learning Group; Peter Mather, BP; Annette Mees, Royal Opera House; Paul Pacifico, The Association of Independent Music; Jack Rubin, Tessitura Network; and Dr Jeremy Silver, Digital Catapult.
The chairs are: Rosie Millard and Professor Franco Bianchini, Professor, Cultural Policy and Planning and Director, Culture, Place and Policy Institute, University of Hull.
- Arts and culture in England - key priorities and next steps;
- Arts Council England’s new strategy - creating adaptable business models, diversifying funding, and maximising opportunities presented by emerging technologies:
- Support for research and development that creative organisations need - advice, commercialisation and mitigating risk;
- New approaches to widening engagement;
- Fostering greater sector collaboration - development of resource hubs, shared infrastructure, and innovation; and
- Latest developments in corporate sponsorship of the arts.
- Nurturing creativity in young people and increasing opportunities for engagement with arts and culture; and
- Towards a more representative sector - skills development, creating and communicating diversity in career pathways, and reducing socio-economic barriers to participation.
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