Arts Council England (ACE) is consulting about its next 10-year strategy, due to run from 2020 to 2030. ACE is urging everyone – from organisations to individual artists to members of the public – to respond to the consultation by 23 September.
Making Music believe that ACE are serious about wanting to hear from as many people as possible, so we encourage you to submit a response.
The consultation questionnaire is long but you don't have to spend a long time responding – you can answer as few or as many questions as you like.
There are three documents on the consultation website. You will find it time well spent to read the 'Introduction to the consultation' document (one page) and the 'Our draft strategy 2020-2030' (22 pages). In the strategy, you can focus on the introductions to chapters and then head for p.10, which summarises the three outcomes and three investment principles around which ACE proposes structuring its funding and development work in the next 10 years. Then you can read more about those outcomes and investment principles in individual chapters in as much or as little detail as you have time for.
We have reproduced some of Making Music’s response which seeks to reflect the perspective of leisure-time music groups and their needs. Please feel free to use any of those thoughts for inspiration, if they chime with your views.
Deadline for consultation: Monday 23 September