The timeline for the development of Arts Council England's next ten-year strategy, running from 2020-30, has five phases that will run across 2018 and 2019.
Phase one is the open consultation that will inform future phases of the strategy development. The findings will be shared, a strategy will be developed, and then a sector consultation on the draft strategic framework will take place in Autumn 2018. Alongside the open conversation there is a call for research evidence to help understand the key issues and challenges facing the arts and culture sector over the next ten years.
Arts Council's Chief Executive Darren Henley writes: "There remains much to be done, especially in widening access to the arts to all socio-economic groups and diverse audiences, and ensuring that the workforce and leadership of the arts and culture world is representative of England in the 21st century. We also have a long way to go to catch up with the digital revolution."