South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Arts Council England seeks evidence from organisations to shape 2020-2030 strategy

Arts Council England is looking towards its next strategy, which will run from 2020 to 2030. It is inviting individuals and organisations to submit evidence that may help them understand the key issues and challenges facing the arts and culture sector over the next ten years.

Any research submitted should be primarily focused on England and published since 2010. It should be formal research, i.e. subject to a clear research process based on scientific principles, containing primary data gathered using sound methodologies or robust analyses of secondary data.

Anna Bryant, Chair, SWFed, said: "This is a great opportunity for museums, libraries and art galleries in the South West to have a say in what the Arts Council England can do to help heritage and culture thrive in the region. We urge all organisations in the area to submit strong evidence of what works, what doesn't work, challenges, trends, characteristics of people currently engaging in heritage and arts, factors influencing those who don't engage, skills needs in the region, and current leadership/workforce characteristics. Don't miss out on the chance to have your voice heard."

You can read about the specific evidence Arts Council England is looking for by by clicking here.

Please email your evidence to by 12pm on Wednesday 14 March 2018. If you prefer, you can post your evidence to: Research Team, Arts Council England, The Hive, 49 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN