Cultural organisations are being called upon to help Arts Council England form their strategy for the next 10-years.
In a blog post, ACE chief executive Darren Henley detailed successes of the last decade, and then set out the timeline for planning and implementing the new strategy.
Phase 1 will consist of a 12-week conversation, where ACE are particularly keen to hear opinions “from new and diverse audiences”, such as younger voices, or those who currently have low levels or cultural participation.
The conversation will ask a number of questions, including how the sector can become more “open accessible and diverse”, and whether or not there needs to be more emphasis placed on participation.
Other questions asked include how will leaving the EU impact the arts, and how our priorities should reflect the changing world.
ACE has commissioned BritainThinks to run the conversation on an online platform, and more information of that platform can be found here. Those on social media are also invited to have their say using #AnACEfuture.
After the conversation period, ACE will share the findings, draft the strategy, and then consult on the draft, before finally publishing the strategy in 2019, and implementing it in 2020.
ACE chief executive Darren Henley said: “This is a very exciting time for all of us, an opportunity for us to contribute to a visionary piece of work that will influence the direction of the arts, museums and libraries in England for many years to come.”