- Date: 1 July 2013
- Area: National
The new Arts Council England structure has come into operation today, 1 July 2013, following an organisation review.
The changes come as a result of the requirement - made as part of Arts Council England's previous 2010 settlement for 2011-15 - that the organisation reduce its administrative costs by 50 per cent as applied to its Grant in Aid for the arts by March 2015.
Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said: "Making these savings has required a major restructure and calls for new ways of working. The Arts Council remains one national organisation with local presence. We will continue to advocate for arts and culture at all levels, and to be an intelligent and collaborative investor, leading growth and ambition in the sector. We may be smaller but we will be just as effective, and continue to serve the sector and audiences with knowledge, passion and commitment."
As part of these changes five areas have replaced the nine Arts Council regions. Find out more about your Arts Council area.
You can also find out more about our new governance structure on our How we are run pages.