Arts Council Quality Principles

What does 'quality' mean in the context of a good Cultural Education offer?

As part of A New Direction’s work for Arts Council England in London, we are tasked with working collaboratively with the arts and cultural sector to test and adopt the Arts Council's Quality Principles and link to their overall approach to value and quality.

At A New Direction, we believe it is important to debate the characteristics of quality, to ask ourselves what good quality cultural education looks like and how we can best describe the value and impact of the work of the cultural sector.

The below document provides some prompts you may find useful when working with the quality principles, along with some quality metrics for participatory arts.

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