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Experimental Culture: A horizon scan for the arts and culture sector

Between December 2017 and February 2018, Nesta undertook a rapid horizon scan to support the development of Arts Council England’s forthcoming ten-year strategy to 2030.

This paper is intended to serve as a prompt for Arts Council England’s consultation activity over the forthcoming months, with the intent of provoking a conversation with arts and cultural organisations about the changing context for their work. 

Each chapter includes a short summary of the current context for organisations operating in the (publicly-funded) arts and cultural sector, followed by a section which looks ahead to the opportunities and challenges these drivers could present over the coming decade.

Contributors and authors

Harry Armstrong, Hasan Bakhshi, John Davies, Georgia Ward Dyer, Paul Gerhardt, Celia Hannon, Svetlana Karadimova, Sam Mitchell, Francesca Sanderson