State of the Arts 2011 | Arts Council / RSA – now booking #SOTA11

17 Dec

The second annual State of the Arts conference, organised by the RSA and Arts Council England, brings together a wide range of creative voices to debate issues around resilience, audience and the value of arts and culture.

In a time of austerity, what are the priorities now? What is our vision for the long term? What imaginative and practical approaches are needed to sustain the arts through this period? What new opportunities are there to deepen the value of the arts to individuals, to society and to the economy?

Confirmed speakers include: Julia Peyton-Jones OBE, Michael Boyd, Tabitha Jackson, Miranda McKearney, Shreela Ghosh, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Marcus Romer, Josie Rouke, Alan Davey and Dame Liz Forgan from Arts Council England, and the RSA’s Luke Johnson and Matthew Taylor.

Join us in examining the role of the arts in building a strong future for the nation. Buy your ticket today via the booking page on Eventbrite for just ??100 excluding VAT.

The State of the Arts conference 2011 will take place on Thursday 10 February 2011, 9am-6pm, at Park Plaza Riverbank, London SE1.


8-9am Registration and coffee
9-9.05am   Welcome from Alan Davey and Luke Johnson
Session 1  
9.05-11am  Is there a vision for the arts beyond cuts?
11-11.30am Coffee break
Session 2  
11.30-12.30pm Parallel panel discussions
Panel A: Where are the new audiences?
Panel B: The arts: relevant or out of touch?
Panel C: Will resilience get us through?
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
Session 3  
1.30-2.30pm Cultural question time
Session 4  
2.30-3.30pm Parallel panel discussions
Panel D: The new giving: can individuals save the day?
Panel E: Should the arts lead the Big Society?
Panel F:  Talent and diversity: are we doing enough? 
3.30-4pm Coffee break
Session 5  
4-4.30pm  Keynote session: What did art ever do for you?
4.30-6pm  Panel discussion of keynote session
  Closing remarks









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