Organised by the RSA and Arts Council England (ACE) the second annual State of the Arts conference was held in London today (10 February 2011) with keynote speeches delivered by the chair of ACE Liz Forgan and the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey.

The event aims to bring together creative practitioners with funders and other organisations to "debate issues around resilience, audience and the value of arts and culture."