Cultural Playing Field

Arts Council England national research programme by Robin Simpson
October 1, 2010, 12:24 pm
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On Monday I was in London to meet James Doeser from the new research team at Arts Council England. ACE is consulting on the future direction of its national research programme as it plans research for 2011/12 to 2014/15 which will support ACE’s new 10 year strategic framework. James and I discussed the importance of ACE’s research looking at the arts as a whole – not just the organisations ACE directly funds – and the need to use data and evidence to help influence policy. I talked about the scale and impact of the voluntary arts sector and encouraged ACE to link to research initiatives in the wider voluntary and community sector, such as the Third Sector Research Council.

Robin Simpson.


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