Specialist consultants and coaches from The Xfactor Collective social impact community share their insights into key trends and predictions for 2019.

1. CHANGES TO HOW WE SEE AND VALUE THE ARTS



Deb Milligan

Specialist Creative Sector Consultant

Arts funding has taken a hit with dramatic decreases in government funds available for small to medium organisations and individual artists, combined with an increase in governmental pressure tied to that funding. Luckily, the private sector is increasingly recognising the value of the arts and stepping in to provide critical support, as evidenced in a recent report from the Bureau of Communications & Arts Research. I expect 2019 is going to see growth in this area.

This flows from another trend that will continue, which is the ever-growing understanding of the value of creative and cultural activities across sectors and through all levels of society. Enhanced educational outcomes, social inclusion, creative recovery and neighbourhood regeneration are clear examples, and I predict more of our community and business leaders will grow this understanding.

At the same time, I predict we will see more understanding around the component elements of a thriving…
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