Friday, 7 November 2008

Arts Council England South East

Arts Council England, South East have just released their south east regional plan entitled Great art for everyone
published 5th Nov 2008

Below is an excerpt from their website:

Arts Council England, South East has published its regional plan, Great art for everyone, which describes how we will fulfil our mission of great art for everyone.

Our plan is the articulation of the journey that we, at Arts Council England, South East, want to lead the arts sector on during the next three years.

We will invest more than £80 million into the arts in the south east, and support artists and arts organisations to touch the lives of many millions of people through the arts.

Our plan is about how we will support and develop an even more robust and vibrant arts community here in the south east by advocating for and promoting the value of the arts in all of our lives, seeking out partnerships and brokering relationships to maximise resources.

Nationally, we will all be working hard to develop key areas of our work: taking advantage of the opportunities digital technology presents to us and to the artists and arts organisations we support; supporting children and young people to enjoy and benefit from the arts and creativity; and taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the Olympic and Paralympic Games to showcase British culture.

In addition to these development priorities, in the south east we will be focusing on the following four areas:

* Supporting Deaf and disabled artists - in particular to develop their leadership skills; raise their profile and widen their influence; and increase their creative output. We will also encourage and promote debate about best practice regionally, nationally and internationally among deaf and disabled artists.

* Building a stronger visual arts - as part of Turning Point - our 10-year strategy launched in 2006, prioritising investment and resources to strengthen the contemporary visual arts infrastructure

* Arts outdoors - prioritising this area of work because it engages people in their everyday environments, seeking out an audience and making them feel differently about where they live

* Increasing engagement in priority places - in particular in Ashford & East Kent; Milton Keynes South Midlands; Partnership for Urban South Hampshire; and Thames Gateway North Kent.

click here to download a copy

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