- Date: 22 April 2013
- Area: National
The Arts Council will be making changes to the national and regional councils following an independent review of its non-executive governance undertaken by David Norgrove.
The key changes are:
Arts Council England has also accepted recommendations from the report in order to improve the efficiency of the national and regional councils, and to consider the balance of skills and knowledge needed on them. In consultation with the Secretary of State, it has been agreed that:
The Norgrove report was commissioned by the Arts Council’s previous Chair, Dame Liz Forgan, and is published alongside a response to the report from our current Chair, Peter Bazalgette, who said:
‘The restructuring of the Arts Council has given us a valuable opportunity to reflect on our non-executive governance. We want a governance that supports us in our goal of achieving excellent and exciting art, but also reflects our new priorities. David Norgrove’s recommendations help us to do this.’
The appointment of the new National Council members will take place in the coming months, with the changes being implemented in time for the new organisation structure which comes into operation in July 2013.
Further information about the recruitment process to the National Council can be found on the Cabinet Office website.
The change from regional to area councils is in line with the geographical changes from regions to areas in the Arts Council’s new structure. There will be one Area council for each of the following areas:
The role of the new Area councils will be similar to the existing regional councils - in summary to:
The Area council Chairs have been appointed: