Links for the arts

Arts Council England website
Arts Council England (ACE) is the national development agency for the arts in England. Its vision is to promote the arts at the heart of national life, reflecting England's rich and diverse cultural identity.

Knowledge Hub
The Local Government Association (LGA)'s new Knowledge Hub (KHub) is an online community platform supporting professional networking across local government and the public sector. Users must register with KHub in order to join groups.

Audience Insight – on the Arts Council England (ACE) website
Audience Insight is a new arts-based segmentation of English adults comprising 13 distinct groups. The segmentation provides new insight into how and why different kinds of people engage with the arts in England today. It can also be used as a source of insight and ideas for building new arts audiences. On this website you can find out more about the segmentation and how you might be able to use it to support your work.

Living Places website
Living Places is a programme based on an agreement between:

  • the five of the leading cultural agencies: Arts Council England, the Design Council/Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), English Heritage, the National Archives, and Sport England
  • their sponsoring department the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
  • the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC).

This is the first time the five cultural agencies – DCLG, DCMS and ASC – have come together formally to work on supporting the role of culture in communities.

The aim of Living Places is to ensure that all communities, particularly those experiencing housing-led growth and regeneration, can benefit from cultural and sporting opportunities. By working together, the partners will ensure that culture is embedded in the development of our villages, towns and cities alongside other key areas of provision, such as healthcare and transport.

The Living Places website hosts a planning tool for the arts, alongside other cultural planning tools and overarching guidance.

Living Places


8 December 2014

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