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Government White Paper sets out future for arts funding sector

WestminsterA series of open, online discussions will soon allow the public to feed into the new White Paper which will be published in late 2015 or early 2016. A new Government White Paper will set out a vision and agenda for the future of the arts, culture and heritage sector. Due to be published at the end of this year, or in early 2016, the DCMS will shortly start a series of online, open discussions to inform the paper.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said it would be the first overview of the cultural sectors and the Government’s role in supporting them of its kind since Jennie Lee, the first Minister for the Arts, published the very first White Paper on the arts 50 years ago. The White Paper will explore four key themes: the role that culture plays in creating places that people want to live, work and visit; people and how they engage with culture; funding models and how they can contribute to financial resilience in the sector; and culture as a tool for promoting Britain abroad.

Details of the online discussions, which will take place over 12 weeks on social media and a new online discussion platform called #OurCulture, will be released shortly.
(Source: Arts Professional. Read more here)