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Arts Council England takes on responsibility for funding Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

  • Date: 30 May 2012
  • Area: National

Responsibility for the core funding of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has transferred from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport to the Arts Council.

Funding for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums was formally transferred to the Arts Council on 3 April 2012 and the organisation will receive £5,633,000 over the next three years for its core funding.

This money will be used specifically to fund core strategic work across five local authorities and 12 museums and galleries.

Two funding agreements

This move means Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums will have two funding agreements with the Arts Council, one to cover its core funding, and one to cover its Renaissance Major partner funding.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums will receive £4,875,791 from Arts Council England as a Major partner museum from 2012-15. As such, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums will be unique from other organisations in the Arts Council portfolio.

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

'I look forward to working even more closely with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in our new capacity as their core funder. I believe this additional responsibility is a further indication of the government's confidence in the Arts Council's ability to manage its growing cultural and educational remit efficiently and creatively.'

Further information

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