Arts Council England

Discussion paper

Shaping the next ten years: draft strategy 2020-30

In December 2019, Arts Council England plans to publish its next 10-year strategy to extend and develop the Arts Council’s support for our country’s artists, curators and librarians, cultural organisations and their workforces, and the communities they serve. This draft strategy is open for consultation...

Digital Transformations for UK public libraries: five approaches to a ‘single digital presence’

This report considers the rationale for how digital transformation could support for public libraries in the United Kingdom. It forms the next phase in a sequence of reports and roundtable conversations about how the idea of a “single digital presence” (a term coined by William...

Public investment, public gain: how public investment in the arts generates economic value across the creative industries and beyond

This report outlines how public investment into the UK’s arts and culture unlocks social, reputational and economic value throughout the creative industries and beyond.

Great art and culture for everyone: 10-year strategic framework

This document updates our strategic framework for the arts, libraries and museums, which were set out in separate documents: Achieving great art for everyone (2010) and Culture, knowledge and understanding (2011).
Policy report

How public investment in arts contributes to growth in the creative industries

This is the second of a series of policy reports from the Creative Industries Federation. The first focused on creative education and in this paper we turn our attention to the importance of public investment as part of the UK’s unique mixed economy in the...