Futures of arts and culture

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CRI-FI will present the results of its 18 month long futures research exercise on the future of the arts and culture in Wales for Arts Council of Wales (ACW) at 2.30 pm 25 November 2009 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

The project entitled The Futures of Arts and Culture in Wales within the global context in 2025,was intended to provide a longer term futures based planning approach to ACW‘s corporate planning and strategic development work over the coming two decades.

The first phase of the project mapped current contextual global drivers and trends in the report “The Future of the arts and culture in Wales within a global context: Trends, Drivers of Change and New Paradigms”, which was published in Executive Summary form in November 2008. This was followed by an internal driver’s workshop examining in greater detail the implications and relevance of the drivers identified with the ACW management team.

The results of the first two phases were subsequently used to structure the content of a futures survey, which provided the opportunity to elicit the opinion of a larger cohort of people from the arts community on important issues. The survey was conducted online using web-based Delphi software. Arts Council of Wales invited 270 people to complete the survey. The sample consisted of Revenue Funded Organisations, Local Authorities and Arts Council of Wales staff along with other targeted people who have an interest in the arts in Wales. Two documents resulted from all the detailed comments provided by the survey respondents and previous phases of the project:

  • Futures Survey Report – written on the basis of the opinion and comment provided anonymously in the Online Futures Survey, it reveals the detailed insights of the arts community in Wales on important social, cultural, economic and environmental matters of concern.
  • Futures Scenarios – in addition to its intrinsic or independent value, the survey results and report informed the development of 4 scenarios. The scenarios reflect key uncertainties within the arts, depicting plausible, alternative paths for the sector over the coming two decades.

Downloads

Copies of all these project outputs can be downloaded here:

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Full Survey Report – The Futures of Arts and Culture in Wales
(PDF, 894KB)



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Survey Report Executive Summary – The Futures of Arts and Culture in Wales
(PDF, 190KB)



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4 Futures Scenarios for Arts and Culture in Wales 2025
(PDF, 583KB)



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Executive Summary – Drivers Report (November 2008): The Future of the arts and culture in Wales within a global context
(PDF, 85KB)