Co-facilitated by David Edgar, and Dan Rebellato of the British Theatre Consortium and Jocelyn Cunningham, RSA, this event had a wide range of contributors from leaders of arts organisations in many art forms and academics representing health, neuroscience and economics.
There is a unique and valuable role for the RSA to play in the current global climate of austerity and intense change, given our breadth of Fellowship to act as broker, enabler and innovator for new models of ways of working needed as society attempts to make sense of 21st century needs.
Arts and Society has focused upon how the arts can motivate change for new ways of working and inspire new frameworks for partnerships. We connect practice with policy with attention to people's everyday experience of arts and culture.
This report publishes the findings of the ‘Towards Plan A: a new political economy for arts and culture?’ seminar series. The seminars brought together representatives from business and finance, the government, local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships, and the arts and cultural sector to explore ideas that can shape a new political economy for arts and culture in England.