Arts Council England

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Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy

Outlining the economic and social contributions made by the arts and culture industry, this report also considers the dynamic role that arts organisations play in acting as incubators and contributing to local area regeneration.
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.

Literature in the 21st Century: Understanding models of support for literary fiction

This report, which was commissioned and funded by Arts Council England, looks at the position of literary fiction today.