Making Great Art Work – Spatial and Demographic Planning

Arts Council
Key objectives of the measure:

Making Great Art Work establishes the coordinates by which the Arts Council will lead the development of the arts in the decade 2016–2025.

The key objectives for the Spatial and Demographic element of this plan are:

- Ensure our policy and strategy are informed by the national planning framework and by good spatial and demographic analysis

- Develop our key strategic partnership with local government

- Ensure investment in arts infrastructure is strategic and sustainable

- Advise and advocate to ensure that national, regional and local capital provision are co-ordinated and sustainable

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

There is a distinctive relationship between people, places and culture. Spatial and demographic principles and information will inform the plans by which we implement our strategy.

Spatial planning – incorporating demographic knowledge – provides important intelligence for collaborative action and shared investment by local and national stakeholders. , Arts planning must be alert to changing spatial and demographic patterns as well as to economic factors.

The sustainable, countrywide development of the arts requires changes to how local, regional and national responsibility for arts provision is exercised.

The main feature of this measure, therefore, is a shift in strategy for the integration of arts policy and planning in Ireland.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The goal of this measure is 'Well-planned arts provision that benefits people across Ireland'.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Arts Council funding from Government of Ireland.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)