Our annual reports and accounts, setting out how we're fulfilling our mission of ‘Great art and culture for everyone’
We were set up in 1946, by Royal Charter, to champion and develop art and culture across the country. We’re governed by an Executive Board and National and Area Councils.
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We receive our Government funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It’s your money, so it’s very important that we give an honest account of every penny spent - our requirements are laid out in a funding agreement with DCMS.
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See where your money goes, how we’re paid and what expenses we claim
A timeline showing 70 years of the Art Council, from 1946 to the present day