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1 Welcome DEVELOPING A NEW REGIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE ARTS: ARTS COUNCIL 5 YEAR PLAN ( )

2 Exchequer funding £39m Lottery Capital £12.5m Other Lottery £30.5 Total: £82m Every £1 of ACNI support, levers £1.10 Grant Awards NI

3 Main Funding Programmes (Awarded) Excluding Capital 05/06 Annual Support Programme 7.6m Multi Annual Programme 2.9m Support for Individual Artists 1.0m Access 2.5m New Work 0.8m Awards for All 0.6m Lottery Arts Projects 0.4m Other Grants (Early Years, Art of regeneration)0.6m

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5 Larger Capital Awards 2001/02~2005/06 Grand Opera House £2.4m Strabane Arts Centre0.75m An Gaelaras0.65m The Playhouse, Derry1.1m Flowerfield, Coleraine 1.3m Conway Mill0.25m Crescent Arts Centre 1.2m Lyric 2.3m Larne Arts Centre 0.27m and in development … Old Museum Arts Centre, Omagh Arts Centre, Ballymena Arts Centre

6 Comparison with other regions

7 What we did well Plan - clearer & more strategic Increased revenue funding for the arts SIAP valued by artists Key initiatives delivered – CYP, ANI Linking with wider Govt. agenda – Regeneration, Reconciliation, Education, Health Substantial & continuing improvement in infrastructure (outside Belfast) Improvements in internal systems & processes

8 Advocacy – importance of the arts Delays in implementing some activities (introduction of BSP) Arts organisations feel vulnerable, stability & issue of long-term viability Poor physical infrastructure for the Arts in Belfast Partnership working with local authorities What we did less well

9 Excellence Courage Creativity Relevant Ethical Listening Values

10 Art at the Heart Strengthen the Arts Growing Audiences Improving Organisational Performance Themes

11 Communicate the value of the arts to key decision makers Research evidence Arts & Education: the need for transformational change Art at the heart (advocacy)

12 Strengthening the arts - individual artists Stimulating the sector – encouraging new & emerging artists Employability & skills – employment opportunities for artists, skills development Networking & promotion International opportunities for showcasing & performance

13 Strengthening the arts - arts organisations Three year funding Strengthen governance & accountability (through business support, networking, mentoring, sharing best practice) Establish gallery provision in Belfast

14 Strengthening the arts - arts infrastructure Capital projects in development for Belfast: Lyric, Cathedral Quarter Arts Centre (OMAC), Crescent Arts Centre Derry - An Gaelaras, Playhouse Ongoing: Omagh, Ballymena, Strabane

15 Growing audiences Participation & Access: tackling the barriers Audience Development & Arts Marketing Commercial Opportunities

16 Improving performance Grant funding schemes/application processes/benchmarking Evaluation & monitoring Enhanced working relationships with clients Stronger regional engagement with local government Meeting expectations of government through an evidence-based approach (e.g. CSR2007)

17 Art at the Heart Strengthening the Arts Growing Audiences Improving Performance Communicating the value of the Arts Developing the Evidence Education Debate Individual Artists Arts Organisations Arts Infrastructure Participation & Access Audiences Commercial Opportunities Funding schemes & grant processes Stronger regional engagement Strengthening client relationships

18 THEME 1: ART AT THE HEART How do you think the Arts Council can position the arts at the heart of society? How can the Arts Council strengthen its role as an advocate for the arts? THEME 2: STRENGTHENING THE ARTS How do you think this can best be achieved? THEME 3: GROWING AUDIENCES What can the Arts Council and its funded clients do to tackle the barriers facing people in accessing the arts? What do you think should be done to encourage long-term growth in audiences? THEME 4: IMPROVING ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE Are there aspects of the Council’s service on which you would wish to comment? Are there other services that you think we should be providing that would be valuable?


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