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Event looks at future of the arts

14th January 2010

A conference has brought together more than 500 artists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to debate the future of the arts in England.

The State of the Arts event examined the challenges facing the English arts scene and discussed how policy and funding can be used to support the country's position in the global cultural landscape.

Presenting a keynote speech, Arts Council England chair Dame Liz Forgan said that the arts are an area of public spending which deliver a large benefit for relatively little investment.

'Cut investment in the arts and the spiral of decline will be swift - not only in audiences, quality and talent, but also in the impact on the creative economy and on Britain's world standing and sense of identity,' she continued.

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, used his address to call on the arts world to make a strong argument to justify the continued funding from the government.

Last year, Arts Council England chief executive Alan Davey said closer partnerships need to be formed between the arts and industry to keep creativity as a key part of the UK's economic future.

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