State of the Arts Conference

The second annual State of the Arts conference, organised by the RSA and Arts Council England, brought together a wide range of creative voices to debate issues around resilience, audience and the value of arts and culture. Thanks to all who made State of the Arts 2011 a great success.

Audio, video & speaker content from all sessions are available at our streaming site.

See the online conference discussions at: #SOTA11, and what went on at the Flash conference

You can view media coverage on the conference on our Media page. See the discussion on Twitter: #SOTA11


Four provocation papers, examining current themes facing the arts sector, were commissioned for the conference.View provocations

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? Join us in examining the role of the arts in building a strong future for the nation. View programme and speaker listing.