Culture, Creativity, and Public Libraries in England: A Grass-Roots Transformation
Arts Council England (ACE) is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing, visual, and literary arts in England. Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery, ACE is the national development agency for creativity and culture whose mission is to “champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives”. After an 18-month development process, ACE has recently published its new 10-year strategic plan, titled “Let’s Create”. This plan represents the culmination of a series of numerous workshops, consultations, and public conversations and represents a shift in strategy to make the arts in England more participatory in nature at a grass-roots level.