Orkney Arts Forum supports the development of arts and culture within Orkney. The forum consists of representatives from artforms including music, visual arts, literature, drama, dance, storytelling, craft, architecture and new media, and film as well as key organisations and community groups. The forum meets quarterly to discuss the priorities for the arts in Orkney and acts as a consultation group for the arts development service within Orkney Islands Council.
During 2017 the Council and Orkney Arts Forum worked together to develop a new arts development strategy in support of Orkney’s future arts and cultural activity, organisations and communities. Orkney’s Creative Future was published in October 2017, it sets out 3 strategic areas of activity that will be of focus over the next 10 years and includes a live set of sector aims and ambitions. Orkney’s Creative Future is available to view from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.