Arts organisations have to look forward and make plans despite any further fears of recession, cold breeze or blast of change, worries about the next big thing or the impact of reduced funding. With that in mind I contacted those who say they are the players, the movers and shakers and asked them for a paragraph to outline or share their plans, dreams and aspirations.

Some didn’t reply at all, others were waiting to see what the Arts Council will grant them in the next six weeks or so. A few are worried about the impact of the competitive changes in City Council funding on a project basis rather than a supported revenue one.