Display at the Bowes Museum, which is one of ACE's Major Museum Partners with Beamish

ACE publishes revised strategic plan for arts and museums

Rebecca Atkinson, 30.10.2013
Remits for arts, museums and libraries brought together for first time
Arts Council England (ACE) has launched a revised 10-year strategic plan entitled Great art and culture for everyone, which brings together its remits for the arts, museums and libraries for the first time.

The new document replaces two key strategic documents, Achieving great art for everyone and Culture, knowledge and understanding, which were both published in 2011.

Alan Davey, chief executive at ACE, said: “Great art and culture for everyone brings together our plans for the arts, museums and libraries in one clear and cohesive document for the first time.

“This, alongside the markers for success highlighted in the framework, will help us and the wider arts and culture sector demonstrate the extraordinary work they do to create a thriving, vibrant cultural landscape for the people of England.”



The combined strategy aims to be clearer about what success looks like, and how ACE will know whether it’s achieving its mission. It also describes what data and evidence the arts council will need to collect in order to evaluate its performance

Mark Taylor, director of the Museums Association, said: “There are no major changes to the arts council’s remit for the arts, museums and libraries, and I think it’s done a good job of creating a combined strategic vision.”

Great art and culture for everyone is published ahead of the ACE's next round of Major Partner Museum investment in 2015-18, which will open for applications in January.

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