CAP have submitted a response to the The Arts Council of Northern Ireland on their draft strategic plan: ‘Ambitions for the Arts: a Five Year Strategic Plan for the Arts in Northern Ireland, 2013-2018’. The consultation process which included an Equality Impact Assessment offered an opportunity for stakeholders, including artists, organisations, audiences and participants and the sector as a whole to express their views on the plan. Ambitions for the Arts is the successor to Creative Connections (2007-2012) and it provides a clear statement of what developmental priorities, aims and objectives the Arts Council has set itself for the next five years.
The Arts Council held a series of public meetings throughout March and April across Northern Ireland enabling the arts sector to find out more and participate in the process. In addition to this the Arts Policy forum Co-chaired by Conor Shields and Kevin Murphy held a specific consultation event for the sector at NICVA and CAP held a session for the rural arts sector sector at the Rural Community Network.