Let’s Debate was a two-day sector-wide conversation which took place in March 2023 exploring how we develop creativity and culture in England. Artists, creatives, and thinkers were invited to come together in Bradford to create and share insight on the innovative work taking shape across the sector – which has now been made into an online resource.

Commissioned by Arts Council England and produced by international arts commissioner Mediale, Let’s Debate offers diverse perspectives and lived experiences, drawing on insights from inspirational speakers from the full depth and breadth of England’s cultural sector and beyond.

The sessions we’re based around the four Investment Principles for Arts Council England’s 10 year strategy Let’s Create and included questions like: Who decides what excellence looks like?; and Would future generations approve?

Sparking conversation, flagging challenges, finding solutions and celebrating the exciting work taking place across the creative and cultural industries – the content on the day as been captured and transformed into new online resources, available at Arts Council England’s Investment Principles Resource Hub.

Check out the Let’s Debate resources