Meet the members of our London Area Council
We have five Area Councils, all of which play a crucial role in both local and national decision-making.
Members of our Area Councils are drawn from different roles across and beyond the arts and culture sector, and include practitioners, arts administrators and local authority representatives. They contribute to the creation and implementation of the Arts Council strategy through contributing their expertise and grassroots knowledge of local developments and issues.
Each Area Council works to ensure that the Arts Council develops artistic talent and the arts and culture ecology in the area. Members also make sure that the Arts Council invests public money effectively, and they are collectively responsible for making decisions on applications to the National Portfolio.
More specifically, they:
- make decisions on applications up to a certain threshold (currently £800,000 a year) to join the National Portfolio in their area and make recommendations to National Council on grants of over a certain threshold (currently £800,000 a year) to organisations applying to join the National portfolio
- provide advice on the strategy and plans of the Arts Council
- review the Arts Council’s performance and advise on the challenges and risks relating to the achievement of the Arts Council’s goals in the area
Meet the members of our Area councils
Meet the members of our Midlands Area Council
Meet the members of our North Area Council