Sector: Culture






Leadership, workforce development and skills in the arts, creative and cultural sector: Evidence Review

Arts Council England commissioned Consilium Research and Consultancy to undertake an assessment of leadership, skills, and workforce diversity and development in the arts, creative and cultural sector.   The key questions that the review seeks to answer are:
  1. How has the sector progressed with regard to leadership, workforce development, workforce diversity and skill levels since 2010?
  2. How does this progress compare to other sectors in the economy?
  3. What new and innovative models of workforce development are other sectors adopting, on an international level, to ensure their workforces are prepared for the challenges of an increasingly global economy?
  4. What challenges will the arts, creative and cultural...


    Date Published: 25th September 2018
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Youth Hostel Association 18/19 Impact Review

Today YHA is a leading charity. We are a successful social enterprise, and one of the UK’s largest membership organisations. We have a history to be proud of, a trusted brand and a loyal supporter base. We are a youth organisation, but we serve all ages – providing adventures, opportunities and employment. We own and maintain properties of local significance.   While we are not primarily an environmental organisation, we are well placed to contribute to the protection of the natural world. We are not a mental health organisation, but residentials, physical activity, being outdoors and access to culture all lead...


Date Published: 23rd July 2019
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Equality Analysis: Development of the Arts Council’s 10-year strategy, 2020-30

The equality analysis covers our development work to date for the Arts Council’s next 10-year strategy, to be published in autumn 2019 and to cover the period 2020-30.   It will continue to be developed and reviewed on an iterative basis through to the publication and implementation of our new strategy.   Arts Council England has a legal duty to consider equality in its policy making. Through this we aim to prevent discrimination and promote equality and diversity for people from protected characteristic groups defined in the Equality Act 2010 – including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy...


Date Published: 24th June 2019
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Arts and Culture in Health and Wellbeing and in the Criminal Justice System: A Summary of Evidence

Arts Council England has undertaken an assessment of the current evidence base around the place of arts and culture in health and wellbeing and in the criminal justice system. The key themes this review explores are:
  • can arts and culture make a contribution to reducing (re)offending?
  • the impact of art and culture on health and wellbeing throughout life
  • the role of art and culture in physical, psychological and social health
This report provides a summary of the evidence, and highlights key themes within the evidence base to inform Arts Council England's future strategic priorities.


Date Published: 23rd November 2018
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Changing cultures: Transforming leadership in the arts, museums and libraries

Arts Council England commissioned King's College London and Sue Hoyle to conduct research on how leadership is being developed in the arts, museums and libraries in England. The research aims to help us understand how leadership values and behaviours relate to organisational outcomes, and to determine how interventions work to develop executive leadership skills.   The evidence underpinning the findings in this report was drawn from four sources: a rapid evidence assessment, an online survey, interviews and focus groups.   This report, together with the research into arts sector leadership, skills and workforces by Consilium, will help us to understand the state...


Date Published: 25th September 2018
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What Is Resilience Anyway? A Review

The Arts Council commissioned Golant Media to carry out research seeking answers to three questions:
  • How is resilience currently understood in the arts and culture sector?
  • Are organisations becoming more resilient and, if so, how are they doing this?​
  • What opportunities might there be to develop the sector’s resilience in the future?​
  The report is the result of the research which used a number of approaches including a literature review, extensive quantitative and qualitative surveys, a number of workshops and one to one interviews with experts, academics and practitioners.


Date Published: 25th September 2018
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